Once a year, every September, the Muses leave Mount Helicon and come to Seaford for a seaside holiday, and to honour Seaford Live with their presence.
For Calliope, Erato, Euterpe and Polyhymnia, the highlight of the whole event is the Poetry at the Crypt evening, which this year falls on Thursday 12 September, starting at 7.30 p.m. in the Crypt Gallery.
We're fortunate to share the space this year with an art exhbition by the Last Minute Artists.
This year's readers are:
- Martin Myers, making his Crypt debut. Martin's latest collection, Some Circular Walks in Sussex, is published by Pighog, and described as 'surreal and disturbing collisions of the urban and the rural'.
- Peter Martin, a Crypt regular, this year will include readings from his new collection, Kindred Spaces: Poetry of the Sussex Downs and Coast, available at the Post Office and the Tourist Information Centre
- Ralph Taylor, reading from his late wife Pam Hughes's work, including her last collection, Shadows on the Downs
Also reading are:
- Rachel Playforth, an ex-Seafordian who lives in Lewes; in between poems she works as a librarian and open access coordinator in a social sciences research institute, also editor, reviewer, blogger (at the Toast in the Machine) and parent. Rachel has been involved with and published by the Frogmore Press since 2004, including in last year's Languages of Colour and Poems from the Old Hill.
- Felicity Pople, a stalwart of the Seaford poetry scene.
Other readers are welcome and there will be an open mic sessions as part of the evening. If you would like to read, contact me firstname.lastname@example.org or 01323 873564.
Admission: donation, which includes a glass of wine. Proceeds go to this year's Seaford Live charity, Chestnut Tree House
The Crypt Gallery is at 23 Church Street, Seaford, BN25 1HE , just down the road from St Leonard’s Church. The building is less than three minutes walk from Seaford Railway Station and about five minutes walk from the sea front. Find it on Google Maps