Join 2014 Costa Poetry Award winner, Jonathan Edwards for a reading and talk about his poetry collection My Family and Other Superheroes, described by the Costa Poetry Book Award Judges as “Joyful and dynamic – a collection that’ll make you laugh and make you think”.
Tickets cost £3. Book here.
Friday 6th March, 11.30am - 12.30pm. 'Writing Motherhood': “There is no more sombre enemy of good art,” said Cyril Connolly, “than the pram in the hallway.” This specially curated event featuring three contemporary poets considers the truth of this statement. How does motherhood really affect a poet's work? What impact does it have on how and what they write, and how it is received and read? And can creativity survive an extended period of sleep deprivation…?
Saturday 14th March, 7pm. LOVE POETRY is a new night of spoken word, poetry, and performance, showcasing some of the region's finest talent, introducing new voices alongside established names and artists. 'LOVE…' in Spring brings you two of Britain's finest writers together under one roof. Paul Henry, the author of nine books of verse is a leading Welsh poet. Originally a songwriter he has read and performed his work at literary festivals across Europe, Asia and the USA. Paul will be reading from his sixth Seren publication Boy Running (Spring 2015) and will be supported by Janette Ayachi, one of the UK's brightest young literary talents.
Tickets: Early Bird £8/£10 on door. Booking: www.designmynight.com/love-poetry. Venue: The Dance Cafe, 132 Alcester Road, Moseley, Birmingham, B13 8EE
Paul Henry will launch his collection, Boy Running, at the Bear Hotel, Crickhowell. Paul Henry is has gained a reputation as one of of the best poets in the UK. Boy Running is his beautiful sixth collection and the follow up to The Brittle Sea: New and Selected Poems. We begin in a ‘Studio Flat’. Cut adrift by marital break-up, the poet must sort through the emotional fallout and the various ‘chattels’ left behind; a sea of characteristic props: tables, lamps, metronomes, pianos, guitars. The poet’s sons are at the heart of this section where pathos is balanced by humour amidst the characters of a small country town.
Free entry, The Bear Hotel, Crickhowell, Powys, NP8 1BW. For more information or to reserve a space contact sarahdavies [at] serenbooks [dot] com