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Mike Took is a multi-optioned screenplay writer, creative practitioner, UK national Poetry Slam Championship finalist and founder of Scriptstuff Poetry.  As well as being the creator and director of the annual Leamington Poetry Festival he is an Artistic & Quality Assessor for Arts Council England and has an annual stint as an awards panel judge at the prestigious Leicester Comedy Festival.  His published works include a visitor's guide to the Cannes Film Festival, an Elizabethan stage play and the book of his debut one-man poetry show Overpriced Zeitgeist.  He is the former News & Features Editor at the poetry website WriteOutLoud, he hosts several monthly and one-off poetry events in the Midlands area and regularly runs workshops and performs at poetry events and slams around the country.           
"A real writing talent. A charismatic, energetic performer" (

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