Wednesday, January 27, 2021 - 19:00 to 21:00

Sarah Wimbush | Wirral Poetry Festival

A poetry reading from Sarah Wimbush and Gill McEvoy followed by an open mic. Sarah will read a selection from her two very recent pamphlets – Bloodlines (Seren Books, 2020), and The Last Dinosaur in Doncaster (Smith Doorstop, 2021).   Her poetry is rooted in Yorkshire with tales of family, colliery villages and Gypsies and Travellers. Using both humour and defiance, her poems weave through memory with one eye on the linguistic and always a sense of being part of something colourful, untamed and rare.  Gill will read from her new collection: Are you listening? (Hedgehog Press, 2020). This collection is addressed to her late husband and traces the journey of grief, from anger to cheerful reminiscence and ultimately forgiveness. This event will take place online via Zoom. The event is free but booking is required. For further information and to book visit: www.wirralpoetryfestival.org.uk