Poetry at the Tin with Liz Berry
An Evening Dedicated To The Memory Of Local Artist And Poet Leanne Bridgewater
FRIDAY 4TH OCTOBER 2019
THE TIN, 1-4 CANAL BASIN, ST NICHOLAS STREET, CV1 4HY
Doors open 7.00pm
7.15pm - Introduction and Welcome - Colin Scott, Chair: Positive Images Festival
8.00pm - Local poets reading for Leanne Bridgewater presented by Raef Boylan.
Antony Owen, Emilie Lauren Jones, Adam Steiner, Barry Patterson, Kate Hills, Andrea Mbarushimana, Russ Berry, Raef Boylan and more.
8.00pm -Leanne Bridgewater - Elephant. Video by Alan Van Wijgerden and Music from John (Ossie) Oswin
8.05pm - Interval with food and performance by John (Ossie) Oswin
National Poets presented by Emilie Lauren Jones
8.30pm - Katie Hale
8.50pm - Sarah Fletcher
9.10pm - Laura Potts
9.30pm - Liz Berry
FREE FOOD. BAR AVAILABLE.CAR PARK AND ON STREET PARKING.
Liz Berry was born in th e Black Country and now lives in Birmingham. Her first book of poems, Black Country (Chatto 2014), described as a ‘sooty, soaring hymn to her native West Midlands’ (Guardian) was a Poetry Book Society Recommendation, received a Somerset Maugham Award and won the Geoffrey Faber Memorial Award and Forward Prize for Best First Collection 2014. Her pamphlet The Republic of Motherhood (Chatto, 2018) was a Poetry Book Society Pamphlet choice and the title poem won the Forward Prize for Best Single Poem 2018. www.lizberrypoetry.co,uk. @MissLizBerry
Laura Potts is twenty-two years old and lives in West Yorkshire. Twice-recipient of the Foyle Young Poets Award and Lieder Poet at The University of Leeds, her work has appeared in Agenda, Prole and Poetry Salzburg Review.
Having worked at The Dylan Thomas Birthplace in Swansea, Laura was last year listed in The Oxford Brookes International Poetry Prize and nominated for a Pushcart Prize. She also became one of The Poetry Business’ New Poets and a BBC New Voice for 2017. Laura’s first BBC radio drama aired at Christmas, and she received a commendation from The Poetry Society in 2018.
Born in Cumbria, Katie Hale is a poet, freelance journalist and educator. She took part in Penguin Random House’s inaugural WriteNow scheme in 2018, has held Emerging Writer in Residence posts at Theatre by the Lake and Creative Futures Cumbria, and is currently working on an oral story-sharing project with the National Trust.
Sarah Fletcher is an American-British poet currently living in London. Her poetry has been published in The Rialto, the London Magazine, and the Morning Star. She has been a Foyle Young Poet of the Year and a two-time recipient of the Christopher Tower Poetry Prize. Her first pamphlet, Kissing Angles, was published by Dead Ink Books in 2015 and was shortlisted for a Saboteur Award.
LOCAL ARTISTS and FRIENDS OF LEANNE
Antony Owen; Barry Patterson; Andrea Mbarushimana; Adam Steiner; Plus John (Ossie) Oswin; Emilie Lauren Jones; Kate Hills; Russ Berry; Alan Van Wijgerden