Poetry Reading Pop-up: Women and Femininity

In collaboration with Book Club Bunch we are excited to announce our next poetry pop up! Join us as we delve into literary works and enjoy masterpieces read out loud by amazing actors!

In March we will dedicate our event to Women and Femininity and examine these poems:

  • In The Person of Womankind, Ben Jonson
  • In an Artists Studio, Christina Rossetti
  • Phenomenal Woman, Maya Angelou
  • The Woman the Boy Became, Kate Tempest

This range of poetry from the 1600s to the present day considers what it is to be a woman;  the false representation of women by men; the celebration of female character beyond the collective expectation; and the idea of traversing gender.

Unlike other book clubs that expect participants to read in advance and prepare for the conversation, we welcome anyone to join the meetings without any preparation. You just have to be there and enjoy the finest works of poetry, read aloud by professional actors and English literature scholars. We will also allow sufficient time to discuss every poem in a group and reflect on how the ideas and emotions are emphasised by the power of language.

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Matthew has been with Book Club Bunch for three years and is our Creative Director and a Senior Reader. Matthew is passionate about English Language and Literature, graduating in 2017 with a first class degree from Oxford University. He is particular fascinated with etymology and has a wealth of knowledge about the origin of words. A keen writer himself, he was shortlisted in the Penguin RandomHouse WriteNow initiative to win a publishing deal for his middle grade manuscript. We wait to hear!

Matthew is equally passionate about acting and graduated from the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama in 2018 with Distinction in the MA Music Theatre course. He made his acting debut in 2018 in Brass at The Union Theatre, and has recently performed in the development of a new opera farce Sing for your Supper at Chiswick Playhouse.

Matthew is also a singer, trumpeter, marathon runner, and conscientious vegetarian with a penchant for a great burger!

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The talk will be on Zoom, so if you join us on a mobile device (mobile phone or tablet) you will need to download the app (free) from the App Store / Google Play Store beforehand.


Please, note that we issue refunds on tickets cancelled at least 24h prior the event.

If price is an issue

We understand and respect different circumstances. If you are in a position that price is a barrier for you to attend this event, contact us directly and we will grant you a free ticket, no questions asked. We design these events to be as inclusive and as open to everyone as possible.

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