Open Mic sign up at 7.30pm, start at 8pm, headliner at 9pm Our A Lovely Word headliner for February is Nafeesa Hamind. A highly regarded poet who has toured nationally and internationally. A Lovely Word is an open spoken word poetry night that takes place on the first Thursday of the month in the Everyman Street Café. Whether you’re a first timer or a practised poet, you’re invited to sign up for a five-minute slot on the night and read a poem or two before the headline act. Sign up from 7.30pm for an 8pm start. Alternatively, you can simply sit back and listen.Nafeesa Hamid is a poet, playwright and performer; born in Pakistan, bred in Birmingham. Nafeesa has performed nationally and internationally and was a BBC Edinburgh Fringe Slam finalist (2018). She is published in The Things I Would Tell You: British Muslim Women Write, a (2017, Saqi Books) anthology edited by Sabrina Mahfouz. Her debut collection ‘Besharam’ (2018, Verve Poetry Press) was highly commended in the Forward Prize 2020. She will be published in the Forward Book of Poetry 2020.Nafeesa will also be running a workshop before the event. To book a place on the workshop, please email email@example.com with the subject line: “Nafeesa workshop booking” and you will receive a reply confirming your attendance. More information on this to come.