we could all be audibly bawling,
sharing our troubles,
sharing a table,
sat at a Crying Café.
Inspired by Dominic Berry’s poem ‘The Crying Café’, this will be an evening of poems to make us cry – whether with sadness, laughter or joy. Hosted by Dominic and Garrick regular Ali Davenport, the hope is to create a special gathering that will uplift and connect us in the winter months.
Dominic and Ali will be performing their own poetry. There are also a number of slots for participants to share a poem that means something to them. This might be their own or other’s work – whatever pulls at the heartstrings. These will be arranged in advance of the evening. If interested, send one poem to Ali at firstname.lastname@example.org, along with your reasons for choosing it. Ali can also be contacted through her website: https://www.soulsurvivalguide.co/contact
On the night, selected poems can be shared in whatever way is comfortable, whether that’s sitting reading at a table or giving a full-blown performance. It can also be read on your behalf.
Dominic and Ali are keen to stress that this is poetry not therapy: ‘It’s about being human and that means it’s okay to cry. We hope you will join us – but don’t forget the tissues!’
The bar will be open afterwards if you want to stay and natter.
Dominic’s new poetry book – ‘Yes Life’ – can be bought on the night for £10. There will also be a collection for a mental health charity.
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