DIG out your creepiest, scariest words and bring them along to The Cellar Bards’ October event for an evening full of spooky prose and ghostly poetry.

The ghosts will be gathering in the Cellar Bar, Quay Street, Cardigan, on Friday, October 27, for a Halloween special hosted by special guest Karen Gemma Brewer. There will be plenty of time during the evening for open mic performers to tell their scary stories, sing their eerie songs or perform their uncanny poems.

Karen Gemma Brewer is a popular poet, storyteller, stand-up comic and singer. Her own writing combines emotion and mundanity with a strong sense of the absurd, and has been published in magazines and anthologies in the UK, Ireland and USA.

She has performed in the UK, Ireland and Europe at festivals, theatres, pubs, clubs, shops, colleges, schools and in the street.

Karen won the Tim Williams Performance Poetry Award in 2016 with her poem ‘Super View From Top Field’ and again in 2017 with ‘Village Fool’. Her first collection, ‘Seeds From A Dandelion’, was published in June 2017.

She’ll be doing a few of her own numbers and also compering the evening’s open mic sessions, which are open to all.

Halloween-themed work is top of the agenda but all subjects are welcome at the ‘Words that go bump in the night’ event. Bring poetry, prose, short stories, flash fiction or a song – creepy or not – or just come and listen, but be prepared to be scared.

Open mic spots are always available at The Cellar Bards for writers of poetry, short stories, micro-fiction and novels (maximum five minutes each).

People who want to read should put their names down at the door on the night or go along to listen to Karen Gemma Brewer, plus a great variety of spoken word performances from the talented regulars.

Doors and the bar open at 7.30pm, the event starts at 8pm. Entry is £3.