The event’s organisers hope that Audi, who is the self-proclaimed professor of the Paradoxical Dada Institute of Disembodied Poetics, will help to start 2014 with a weird yet wonderful bang.
“The only certain thing that audiences can expect is the unexpected,” says spokesman Barry Smith. “Audi’s performances are always a lot of fun, but there are words of wisdom amongst the laughs.”
Audi Maserati is well-known on the poetry cabaret circuit in the South. He was writer-in-residence at Write Angle, Petersfield, for five years and before that he was part of Ragged Trouser Cabaret collective, performing mainly in and around London.
“I’m essentially an oral poet,” claims Audi, “but I print pamphlets and record CDs in an attempt at immortality. My greatest pleasure, though, is to share my work with friendly audiences.”
As well as his unique poems, audience members will be regaled with song, accompanied by guitar or banjo. During the open mic session in the second half of the evening, West Sussex poets will get the chance to share the stage with Audi Maserati and read their own creative writing aloud.
“Everyone is welcome to read their latest poetry on any subject and in any style,” says Barry. “We also welcome those who prefer just to listen to an evening of stimulating wordplay.”
Chichester Copywriter recommends that you bring a bit of literary joy and mayhem to a dreary January evening and go along to Open Mic Poetry, Wednesday 29th January, 19:30, Jubilee Hall, New Park Centre, Chichester. Admission is £3 on the door. Please email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call: 07813244731 if you would like more information.