Becci Louise (poet/artist)

28 – 29 July, 2018: Becci Louise at Reading Fringe 2018

See Becci perform ‘Kraken: A Story Backwards’, drawn from the book, at the Reading Fringe. Price: £8 / £6 Age suitability: 10+ Tagline: Here, there be monsters… Run time: 25 mins Dates and venue information, and tickets,  here. Reading Fringe … Continue reading

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Review: Becci Louise’s “Octopus Medicine” reviewed by Aoife Lyall

“Octopus Medicine is not a traditional poetry collection; it is three verse-stories about the octopus, interpolated by illustrations, facts, figures and instructions to the reader. It is doing something new. And it is doing it remarkably well.”  So begins Aoife Lyall’s … Continue reading

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Becci Louise poem shortlisted for the Out-Spoken Poetry Prize 2018

We were thrilled to learn that Becci Louise, whose Octopus Medicine was published by Two Rivers Press last year, made the shortlist for the page poetry category of the 2018 Out-Spoken Poetry Prize with her poem “Her Father’s Roses”. There were … Continue reading

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26 October 2017: 3-6pm, Launch of Becci Louise’s Octopus Medicine at The Castle Tap

Come join us!  We are launching, Octopus Medicine, the story of an Octopus who dreams of stars, a self-important fisherman who gets what’s coming to him, and a misunderstood monster! Where:  The Castle Tap, 120 Castle St, Reading RG1 7RJ When: Thursday, … Continue reading

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Saturday, 16 September, 2-3 pm: Becci Louise at Thames Festival

Becci Louise will be reading on Thames Festival as part of the #RiverCity conversations: Sat 16 Sept for a talk on ‘Murky Depths’ at 12.30 and a workshop 2-3pm.  For more information click here.  Becci Louise, is a poet, performer and … Continue reading

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Family workshop with author Becci Louise at Waterstones, Saturday, 9 September, 2 – 3 pm

Becci Louise, poet, performer and educator, will captivate audiences both young and old with her verse-stories of an octopus who dreams of stars (and gets caught by a fisherman!) and you may even get to meet her tiny parrot, Maya. … Continue reading

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Octopus_Medicine_CoverOctopus Medicine by Becci Louise (poet/artist)


Becci Louise is a Poet, Performer and Educator based in Reading. Becci and her parrot trawl the local area and around the South East, delivering workshops, giving readings  and writing poems for the community. Becci has had her work published in Cannon’s Mouth Magazine, Dreamcatcher and the Dawn Treader Magazine in 2016. Her poetry play, ‘A City of Foxes’ won the Reading Fringe Award for 2015 and Becci also makes her own bespoke pamphlets to order. ‘Octopus Medicine’ is her first collection.