As the festive season continues, we extend a warm invitation to the next Stanza at The Leopard, Burslem.
Tom Wyre, current Staffordshire Poet Laureate will be with us at 7.30pm on Tuesday 21st January 2014.
Tom’s visited several times and we are delighted that he’ll be with us to give a full reading of his exciting and engaging work.
Tom Wyre is the current Staffordshire Poet Laureate and a prize recipient of the Walsall Mayor’s Poetry Awards. He has performed at many festivals and notable open mic events across the UK and performed at the prestigious O’Bheal poetry event held in Cork, Ireland in July this year. He highlights worthy causes through the use of poetry and stagecraft when a guest performer at charity events.
A book of new work complete with CD called Through The Lucid Door was published in July 2013.
Tom was born in Bloxwich and works as a GM for a local steel forge. He has ‘an all encompassing passion for poetry, the written word and creativity in all its forms.’ Tom describes himself as an ‘instinctive writer, painting words with “ideas from my belly.”‘
His work is lively and bursts with rhyme, rhythm and alliteration. You can hear for yourself at The Leopard on 21st January.
There’ll also be an opportunity for people to bring and discuss their own poems. All welcome, admission free.