written and spoken word in sunderland/the north east

The north-east has a great culture around the written and spoken word. Here are just some of the regular nights in the region (not including our own Holmeside Writers, which has it's own page)



king ink

Sunderland's own open mic night: all welcome. 
Come along just to listen, or to read to a supportive and welcome audience. 
Takes place on the second Thursday of every month, 7pm-9pm in the mighty Pop Recs, Sunderland [MAP].



the stanza

The Stanza is a Third Thursday Poetry and Spoken Word event held at The Sandpiper In Cullercoats.

With resident houseband Renata and Trev and hosts Mandy Maxwell and Andrew Down. Open mic spots and a super supportive audience.

Supporting new voices in the North East.

Doors at 7pm, £3 entry, starts at 7.30pm