Thanks to the Otley Troubadours who read from their new publication Chevin Rouge, the open mic poets and our marvellous audience who made the first Soundbites of 2021 so enjoyable.


The next SOUNDBITES will be February 8th and our guest poet will be Terry Simpson.
Details on how to sign up will be available nearer the date.

Chevin Rouge is a cheeky, full-bodied blend of 19 poetical stories in the vein of Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales. It was conceived in 2019 during a period of floods, wars and drought.
We could never have imagined that plague too would descend in 2020. But, Like Chaucer, we have attempted to offer an antidote to angst. Our anecdotes are satirical, astringent, thought-provoking, fruity, poignant, bawdy and even scatological. Among the poets are a number of Otley favourites, including Pam Scobie, Mike Baynham, Sue Butler, Gail Mosley, Terry O’Connor and David Cattenach.

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