12.30 – 1.45pm
An open mic session takes place on Fri, Sat and Sun, in the Function Room. Poets limited to one eight-minute slot per festival. To take part, put your name in the box on the Book Table during the morning. At 11.30am nine names will be drawn and put on a list with a specific time slot. The Hotel will provide a limited menu of pre-ordered light lunches which will be served at tables in the Function Room. This will allow poets to organise food without any interruption to the readings.
Chaired by Brenda Hutchings