The Poetry night at Books and Beans has run on the last Thursday of each month for over thirteen years now featuring both new and established writers in guest spots and a whole host of Aberdeen’s poets in the Open Mic session.
This year the organisers put out a call for submissions for work that had premiered in the opec mic section for an anthology. There were several poems I could have submitted, but one that I remember getting a good reaction was my tribute to annoying advertising everywhere : ‘Secret Secret Lemonade Drinker’.
‘Open Mic at Books and Beans’ was published by Malfranteaux Concepts in October 2016, priced £5.00. There are copies available in Books and Beans, Belmont Street, Aberdeen.