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GREG FREEMAN is a former newspaper sub-editor, and now the news editor for Write Out Loud poetry website. He’s read poetry at the Troubadour and at the Brixton Pound cafe in London, at Cheltenham poetry festival and Sowerby Bridge arts festival (in Sowerby Bridge station’s refreshment room), and as one of the Steam Poets, on the station concourse at Kidderminster, during Worcestershire literature festival. His debut pamphlet collection, Trainspotters, was launched in the pub at King’s Cross station, and is published by Indigo Dreams; one of the poems in it, ‘Learning By Heart’, was a runner-up in the 2014 Wilfred Owen Association competition. Other CV details: 1) Watched the second half of England’s 2010 World Cup drubbing against Germany in a pub in Ludlow with the poet laureate, Carol Ann Duffy. 2) Backing vocals on Chuck Berry’s 1972 no 1 hit, My Ding-A-Ling. He co-hosts the monthly Write Out Loud Woking open mic poetry night at the New Inn, Send, on the third Monday of each month, and organised the Poetry Lunch at the Lightbox literary festival in Woking. He has been a member of Woking Writers Circle since 2002.

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