Join us for a recital by 4 Island poets from the Naked Figleaf Collective. Medina Bookshop is not licensed so please bring your own refreshments

Jean G-Owen is founder of Naked Figleaf Collective, a community-based initiative that promotes performing arts such as Figgy Gigs, and publishing on IOW through Naked Figleaf Press. She is editor of The Figlet literary magazine. Jean has published poetry, essays, short stories and reviews. Bites of Love: Poems and Images is her latest collection.

Cheryl May is a playwright, and poet. Under the pen name, Cheryl Barrett, she publishes with Lazy Bee Scripts, Stage Scripts LTD, and NODA. Her various works includes comedy monologues, one-act and full-length plays, pantomimes, and murder mysteries. Cheryl performs comedy and poetry across the island. Not Just Desserts is her debut poetry collection.

Graham Brown’s poetry career extends some fifty years. In the 1990s he ran poetry events in Newcastle-upon-Tyne. On Isle of Wight, he hosts Wight Lines at Quay Arts, Spoken Word at Monkton Arts, and a writing group in East Cowes. His various poetry books include A Bus Full of Empty People (2017), We Will Be Dancers (2009) and Where Did All The Cowboys Go? (2009). Rainbows in the Dark is his latest collection.

Steve Taverner began his comic poetry career to entertain biology A-level students while working as a field studies teacher. He has since branched out to write on a variety of topics with an emphasis on light entertainment. He performs extensively across the IOW at open mic events and festivals. Scar on the Rock is his debut poetry collection.


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