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The Caffe Grande Slam - featuring Brenda Read-Brown

  • The Caffe Grande Slam 15 Stone Street Dudley, England, DY1 1NS United Kingdom (map)

In 2001, Brenda Read-Brown gave up a secure position as an IT project manager to be a full-time freelance poet and writer; it seemed like a good career move at the time. Since then she has performed her poetry in Texas and Denmark and the middle of the Atlantic; in the House of Lords and low dives and festivals all over the UK; in a pub with an audience of 2 people, including the barman, and on Radio 4.

Brenda has won more slams than Roger Federer and also written several award-winning plays. Her first poetry collection, Arbitrary edges, came out in 2013, and her new one, Like love, was published by V Press in November 2018. What she enjoys most is helping other people find their words.