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Stephen Boyce to read Desire Lines at Chichester poetry event

After a packed star-themed show featuring Stephanie Norgate at Chichester Library on National Poetry Day, Chichester’s Open Mic Poetry is heading back to the New Park Centre for October where it will be headlined by Winchester poet Stephen Boyce.

Following spells as an actor and teacher, Stephen finally settled to a career in arts and heritage funding but didn’t find his true vocation as a writer until his forties. He attended creative writing workshops led by high-profile poets Gillian Clarke and Katherine Gallagher who set him on his way to releasing his first full collection Desire Lines in 2010.

Described as ‘a poet of erotic love and art’ by his mentor Katherine Gallagher, Stephen now leads his own inspirational writing workshops. Critical response to his poetry has been very positive: ‘wonderfully atmospheric,’ said John Godfrey of poems that are evocative, passionate and wide-ranging.

Stephen will feature as the lead poet at the next Open Mic session at the newly revamped New Park Centre in Chichester on 31st October. For a supposedly minority interest activity, Chichester’s Open Mic Poetry is delighted with the enthusiastic feedback from their recent events. Their supportive audiences continue to provide a great forum for local poets, whether previously published or new to creative writing, to share their work.

Why don’t you go along to the New Park Centre, Chichester, on Wednesday 31st October at 7.30pm and enjoy the company of some like-minded people? Those wishing to listen to poetry are just as welcome as those who would like to read their own works. Entrance is £3 on the door. For further information email: or call: 07813244731.

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