Date: 01 January 2015, 00:00
Loose Muse is a monthly event set up and run by Agnes Meadows since 2005. It is London’s only regular event for women writers of all genres. It takes place on the second Wednesday of each month (except August when there is no event), at the Poetry Café, 22 Betterton Street, London WC2 (nearest tube is Covent Garden). Each event starts at 8.00 p.m. and finishes around 10.00 p.m. Entry is £5.00 or £3.00 concessions.
The format is very straightforward. The evening is split in two halves, and features two women writers/artists every month drawn from all genres, so not only poets. Each gets 15-20 minutes to read from, and/or talk about her work, followed by a 10 minute Q & A session where the audience can ask questions and learn more about the writer and her work.
Each half also begins with an open mic session with readers from the floor sharing their work. This means that new or less confident writers can read alongside those who already have an established reputation so that ideas and thoughts can be shared. The evening has built a solid reputation not only for the quality of work, but also for its welcoming and supportive atmosphere.
name: Agnes Meadows
venue: Poetry Cafe
22 Betterton Street
nearest tube is Covent Garden, 5 minutes walk away