Words Out Loud

Are You Listening?

1st Wed
each month


Open-Mic in person

Wagtail Coffee & Yoga in


3rd Wed
each month


Open-Mic on Zoom



Celebrating the spoken word


 In-Person and Online



Regular Open-Mic, Curated Readings, Workshops & More

Words Out Loud is a Charitable Trust that aims to foster the enjoyment and benefits of the spoken word in Chichester

Are You Listening?

Come along to one of our events, read some words out loud or simply listen to some orignal poetry and prose.

Out Loud


Upcoming Events


Open-Mic at Wagtail

Join us for our regular in-person Open-Mic event at Wagtail Coffee and Yoga in Chichester, West Sussex. We meet on the 1st Wednesday of every month. The event is free to attend and open to anyone. Come along and read some of your own poetry, a published poem or even read some prose. Or just sit back, listen and enjoy. Wagtail serve excellent coffee and there is also organic and vegan beer and wine available.

On Zoom

Featured Reader & Open Mic: Piers Rowlandson

Piers is a regular at our Open Mic events on Zoom and in person at Wagtail. He has been writing poetry for pleasure for many years and has also recently published several collections of his work.

In the Open Air

Words Out Loud in the Park

A celebration of the spoken word in the open air

Sunday 26th September 2021
Priory Park, Chichester
2pm onwards

Words Out Loud invites you to share a poem, a monologue, a famous speech, a short story or an extract from a novel or play in the open air.


Call for writings!

Words Out Loud

From the Sea

Words Out Loud’s first themed reading takes place at The Anchor Bleu on the waterfront in Old Bosham village on October 12th at 7:00 pm. (High tide will be at about 4:25 pm). The wonderful setting and the historical (or apocryphal) reference to King Canute led us to choose “The Sea” as the theme for this reading.

We invite you to write something on this theme to read at the evening which will be held in the upstairs room at the Anchor with stunning views over the harbour.

We also welcome anyone to come simply to listen to the readings and enjoy the ambience of this peaceful setting.

This will be a Words Out Loud fundraiser and all donations will be most welcome. There will be a voluntary contribution of £5 to attend this reading.

Food and drink is available at the pub and you are invited to pre-order at 01243 573956. We will take pauses throughout the readings so that food and drink can be brought up.

Tuesday 12th Oct 7pm 


Speaking Out Loud