Chichester Poetry Reading

My first reading of 2020 will be in Chichester, on Wednesday 29th January. I’ll be reading mainly from Landings, and the longer time slot will enable be to read poems that don’t normally feature due to time pressures, including potentially the very long title poem. The full blurb for the event can be found below – and there are open-mic slots available. If you are reading this then hopefully I’ll see you there.


Wednesday, January 29th, 2020, 7.30pm. JUBILEE HALL, NEW PARK CENTRE, CHICHESTER, PO19 7XY.

Heading the bill at Open Mic Poetry at New Park Centre on Wednesday, January 29, is Portsmouth based poet Richard Williams. He’ll be treating audiences to poems from his first collection, Landings.

Richard ’s poems have appeared in various magazines and anthologies, including South, where he was the featured poet for the most recent edition, launched in Southampton. His collection Landings was published by Dempsey and Windle recently.

Open Mic spokesman Barry Smith says, ‘We’re delighted to feature Richard’s poetry for our Chichester audiences. I’m sure his work will appeal to a wide range of poetry lovers. Richard and I have read together several times in the past, so I’m pleased we can now introduce him to Chichester.’

There will be a chance for local poets to share the spotlight with Richard in the open mic section of the evening. Barry says, ‘Visiting poets are always impressed by the energy, commitment and sheer quality of the poems read by our local writers. It’s a chance for people to get their message across, whatever the subject or style of their poetry. Listeners are equally welcome.’

Open Mic Poetry, Wed 29th January, 2020, 7.30pm, Jubilee Hall, New Park Centre, Chichester. 

 Café/bar for refreshments.

Tickets: £4 on the door.

More information on Chichester Poetry can be found here, including details on a range of other readings and events. http://chichesterpoetry.simplesite.com/

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