THE next Cellar Bards spoken word event in Cardigan will be an open mic special featuring performances from a range of talented local writers of poetry, short fiction and novels – and there may be a song or two as well.

It’s on Friday, January 31, in the Castle Café Cellar Bar, Cardigan. Doors and the bar open at 7.45pm, the event starts at 8pm. Entry is £3.

Cellar Bards organiser, award-winning poet Jackie Biggs, said: “It is always a pleasure to listen to the work of our talented local writers on the open mic.

“They never fail to bring a range of surprising work on a variety of topics ranging from politics to nature and environment to some very personal life events, much of it delivered with great humour.

“Everyone is made welcome on our open mic nights and as always we provide the opportunity for writers of all ages and styles to come and read or perform their work in a friendly and relaxed environment. We are not exclusively spoken word, as there is always room for a song or two as well.”

Open mic spots are available for writers of poetry, short stories, micro-fiction and novels (maximum five minutes each).

Just put your name down at the door if you want to read. Or go along to listen to a great variety of spoken word performances.

See The Cellar Bards Facebook page for more information.