The Quiet Compere (Manchester)

Carole Bromley: "Sarah's creative energy and enthusiasm are legendary. She encourages and gives a platform to fellow poets. Where would we be without her?"

Peter White, Leeds (26th June 2013): "As she proved at Poetry by Heart’s event in June, not only does Sarah L Dixon have the knack of reading her own poetry in a way that makes the listener want to hear it again, she’s also proficient at pulling together a diverse but well-blended group of poets with contrasting styles to create a sparkling evening’s entertainment. I think I can speak for everyone who attended in saying that the Heart Centre will certainly look forward to the next appearance of ‘The Quiet Compère’.

Guest slots: Write to Roam, Grange Library: Thurs 11th September 2014 2:30-4pm. Puzzle Poets, Sowerby Bridge: 6th October 2014 7:30pm. Spoken Weird, Halifax: August 2013. Shangri La: May 2013 Stirred: Feb 2013 Write Out Loud Sale: Jan 2013 Manky Poets: July 2010

NEW CHORLTON NIGHT: Quiet, quiet, LOUD! starts 26th August with Matt Man WIndle, Ben Willems and 1 guest TBC.

Lead Poets reviews:

Rosie Garland: "Lead Poets is a lo-fi poetry event that started quietly and with little fanfare, letting itself be discovered for what it is. It has grown into a gathering of people who love words. No fuss, no flashing lights. Warm, friendly and clique-free. It is a rare thing."

Charlotte Henson: "Lead Poets is a small but perfectly formed evening in an intimate, shared environment. Host Sarah L Dixon, who calls herself the quiet compére, lives up to the name and guides the evening skillfully to a satisfying conclusion. Definitely one to look out for."

Rod Tame: "Really great night! Fab poetics and lovely company."

John Darwin: "Post Box Poets has a rare and lovely gentleness."

Quiet Compere Tour of the North and Birmingham

Blackpool Line-up and tickets here:

Sheffield line-up and tickets here: