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Fri, 25 Aug



Word Wise #68 Josie Alford

Word Wise is a spoken word and poetry night uniting the best talent from around the UK and beyond, with Derby's finest performers. Word Wise won the 2019 Saboteur award for Best Regular Spoken Word Event in the UK.£3 Early bird tickets (plus booking fee)£5 on the door.

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Word Wise #68 Josie Alford
Word Wise #68 Josie Alford

Time & Location

25 Aug 2023, 19:30 – 22:00

Derby, 67 Bridge St, Derby DE1 3LB, UK

About the event


Enigmatic, mysterious, drenched in shadow... Josie Alford is none of these things. Josie Alford is a Bristol-based multiple slam winning poet and freelance creative. Her stage presence is sequinned, pop culture referencing, infectious, & welcoming. Once seen, never forgotten, her work ranges from the subtlety of dealing with loss to analysing the nuanced discography of the Spice Girls. She also makes YouTube videos on all things poetry covering subjects from writing poetry to getting your collection published. Her debut poetry collection, Faulty Manufacturing is published by Verve Poetry Press.


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