A big thank you once again to all our wonderful listeners and readers at last night's Purely Poetry open mic in the Crescent Arts Centre. It does us the world of good to see so many people coming together to support local poetry.
Our readers on the night were:
David Braziel, Tom French, Katy Waller, Ev Mcl, Anthony Ferguson, Norman Patterson, MK Maguire, Ross Thompson, Joel Auterson, Lesley Martin, 'Forty Two', Peter Francis Fahy, Ray Givans, Geraldine O'Kane, David Davies, Jenny Cleland, David Smylie, Tory Campbell, Lesley Johnston, Andy Ward, Patricia Devlin Hill and Mark Cooper.
Particular praise goes to our first timers, who read with aplomb and grace, and were all well received. A few of them were saying to us that they were surprised at how friendly and welcoming it was. That's exactly the mood we aim for!
We are back on Friday 2nd May for another open mic, we hope to see you all there.