Mel performed ‘Plight of the Turtles’ and ‘The Octopus’ from Journeys & Memories (2015) at There is No Planet B Stafford Green Arts Festival. She won the People’s Choice Award for ‘Plight of the Turtles’. This was her first public poetry appearance, which she enjoyed immensely.
Mel attended Speaking Out Midlands’ Spoken Word Evening at Caffe Del Nino – her first open mic event. She enjoyed meeting and listening to other poets at the event and had fun reading six poems from her own collections:
‘A Good Book’ and ‘Nails’ from A Poet’s Poems (2015); ‘The Octopus’ from Journeys & Memories (2015); ‘First Dip’ from Poems Of Spring (2016); and ‘You Are’ and ‘The Wise Cat’ from her forthcoming poetry collection Natural Colours due to be published 30/4/17.