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.


Words Out Loud

From the Sea

Words Out Loud’s first themed reading took place at The Anchor Bleu on the waterfront in Old Bosham village on October 12th at 7:00 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.

Look out for our upcoming article about the event and comments from those in attendance later this month. 

Recorded Live – Featured Reader Phil Taggart 

Zoom Open Mic – August 2021 


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