A little bit of what you fancy at the Anchor Bar

An evening celebrating all forms or word - written or spoken - takes place at the Anchor Complex on the second Monday of each month.

The next celebration takes place on Monday, July 14 and there’s two visiting poets who are keen to embrace North Coast audiences.

Jenni Doherty, originally from Greencastle, but now based in Derry knows the North Coast well. She’s a former pupil of Loreto College and the University of Ulster.

Jenni’s background ranges from publishing, journalism, bookselling and the public library service to facilitating creative writing workshops, organising and hosting literary events and performing her own work.

Her debut collection ‘Rain Spill’ was the winner of the inaugural Noelle Vial Tyrone Guthrie Centre Poetry Bursary Award.

The second poet appearing will be Tory Campbell.

She is a Fine Art/Art History graduate of Goldsmiths College, and only made the shift to writing in her early thirties.

Tory has been published in local magazines and anthologies, and was recently shortlisted for the 2012 Hennessy Literary Award for Emerging Poetry.

Born and raised in Belfast, Tory spent her twenties in London and Nairobi. S

he currently lives and works in Belfast, where she is a tutor to adults with learning disability.