I had planned to attend and listen as the event was fully booked but I was very pleased to have my name added to the waiting list and was able to take the opportunity to read 5 poems.
The wonderful and brilliant Sonya Kelly was guest MC and she also shared some prose and a poem that sent us across the universe in an egg shell.
Arnold Fanning managed proceedings to ensure nobody exceeded the 5 minutes alloted - tinkling his bell as a warning for those who wished to push the boundary.
There was a good cross section of readings. Speaking with people who attended previously, they said that sometimes there are musical contributions too.
Takin the Mic is a good supportive environment for writers to share their work. I will definitely be back.
Thanks to Tom White for taking this photo of me reading.