- Alex Vellis
Alex Vellis is an award winning poet, published author, and playwright from Canterbury, Kent. He is the poet in residence for Wise Words Festival (Kent), the Eleto Chocolate Café, and Canterbury Connected (BID). (more…)
- Jocelyn Mosman
Jocelyn holds a B.A. in English and Politics from Mount Holyoke College. She has been published in numerous anthologies and literary magazines in both the U.S. and the U.K. (more…)
- Lucas Howard
Lucas Howard is a rhythm based performance poet, hosting nights across the South East for the past ten years. A lover of words, he has dedicated himself to helping others find their voice and confidence through the medium. (more…)
- Sadie Davidson
Sadie Davidson is a former stripper and recovering addict turned writer, performance poet, and poetry slam champion. Her poems have been published in a number of books and anthologies and she has performed at many music, book and literary festivals. (more…)
- Angela Dye
- Cat Howe
Cat Howe is an educator, poet and musician from Southend-on-Sea, Essex. She is an English teacher by day and writer by night. Catherine lives with her young son, partner and two cats near the seaside. Catherine is a singer, drummer and mediocre pianist. She is a songwriter, spoken word performer and activist. Cigarettes for One is her first collection.
- Connor Sansby
Connor Sansby is a Poet, Author, Festival Producer and Editor-in-Chief for Whisky & Beards Publishing. Since 2013, Connor has performed across the South of England, from London to Margate, and almost everywhere in between.
As a producer he has worked with national talent, as part of the Margate Bookie and as Poet-in-Residence for Tom Thumb Theatre.
His work touches on themes of cultural waste, depression and the uncomfortable in the everyday. (more…)
- Laura Kestrel
A West-country girl at heart, the beautiful, sometimes mythical landscape and not-so-beautiful realities of growing up in Cornwall have influenced Laura’s poetry throughout her childhood, as a way to express herself in a way that no other medium quite could. Empowering on both a general, and individual level, she focuses on giving strength to the female voice in society. (more…)
- Matt Chamberlain
Matt Chamberlain has previously published five poetry collections (one a collaboration with Spreken) and featured in various magazines, journals and anthologies. “The Echo Chamber“, a collaboration with Angela Dye, is his first through Whisky & Beards.
He is a three time winner of the international Poetry Pulse competition and, closer to home, he has held both the H. E. Doust and Alice E. Wright trophies for spoken performance. His work has featured on CD, radio and film. He regularly performs at a range of live performance events, from open mic nights to literary events, festivals to charity fundraisers. He was the first festival laureate for the Vicar’s Picnic music festival.
- Penny Tigerlily Lane
Penny Tigerlily Lane is a Kent based spoken word artist and the creator and host of Dead Island Poets Society, a monthly spoken word social event and performance night. A powerful voice, Penny is a veteran of the spoken word scene and a dynamic performer. Her poetry is that of red wine, heartache and dogs. (more…)
- Sam Rapp
- Edward Hatfield
Since he was a child, Edward has had an all-consuming passion for languages, especially the archaic and obscure. Beginning self-studying ancient Egyptian at age 12, shortly followed by Latin, Ancient Greek, basic Welsh and Scottish Gaelic. By the end of college, his word-horde also included French, Old English, Old Norse and basic Dutch. (more…)