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Date(s) - Thursday, 28th May
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

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Five Leaves Bookshop

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Get Over Yourself is a new pamphlet of poetry by Nottingham poet Leanne Moden, exploring the issues of belonging and exclusion. Using humour, spoken word poetry and storytelling, Get Over Yourself examines teenage rebellion, grief, sex, self-esteem and self-discovery, taking readers from the political to the intensely personal, and back again. 

The poems in this collection question received wisdom, playfully unravelling the awkward and the bizarre aspects of modern life. Leanne’s poetry is an exploration of human failures and resilience, the things that make us angry, and the things that make us laugh.  It is also about learning to think for yourself and discovering your own opinions through the painful and beautiful process of growing up.

Leanne Moden is a performance poet. In the past, she has performed at WOMAD Festival,  Sofar Sounds, and Bestival on the Isle of Wight.  Leanne has also been national finalist at the BBC Edinburgh Fringe Slam and the Hammer and Tongue Poetry Slam. Last year she performed her first solo theatreshow, Skip, Skip, Skip, at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Leanne is part of the team at Nottingham UNESCO City of Literature. 

Leanne will be joined by another act to be announced

Get Over Yourself is published by Burning Eye Books, an independent UK publisher specialising in promoting spoken word artists. 

Free, refreshments included. Please let us know you are coming on events@fiveleaves.co.uk