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OUSE MUSE POETRY: Feature Poet Judi Sutherland PLUS Open Mic Poetry

June 21 @ 8:00 pm 9:30 pm

Ouse Muse is back in June with featured poet Judi Sutherland! This is Bedford’s premier poetry night, and features a guest poet, as well as lots of slots for you to read a poem or two. Poetry lovers are welcome to come and enjoy the show as an audience member, or read a poem or two of their own also!


More about this month’s featured poet, Judi Sutherland:

Judi Sutherland was born in Stoke on Trent to Geordie parents and spent some time as a child in Northern Ireland. Since then she has lived all over England from Sussex to Durham, as paid employment has dictated. She trained in Microbiology and Biochemistry at the Universities of Leeds and Nottingham respectively then pursued a career in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries, developing new medicines.

Judi obtained her MA in Creative Writing in 2012 at Royal Holloway, University of London, where she was awarded the Margaret Hewson Prize. Her poems are widely published in magazines such as Oxford Poetry, Prole, The NorthNew Statesman, and online. She blogs at judisutherland.com. Her first pamphlet The Ship Owner’s House was published by Vane Women Press in 2018.

She is currently living in Malahide, North County Dublin, Ireland, with her husband and two rescue cats, where she is writing poems about her new surroundings – Fingal – the Land of the Fair Strangers.

When and where?

  • 7.45 (for 8pm) on Tuesday 21st June at the Eagle Bookshop (16-20 St Peter’s Street, Bedford MK40 2NN
  • There will be an Open mic as usual
  • Wine and soft drinks available. Browsing and book-buying strongly encouraged!

Hope to see you there.

Free ( & buying a book strongly encouraged!)
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