Thursday 9th March
Writing Workshop with David Tait: 4-6pm
Tales from the World City
What is it that drives us to the city? Do we get lost or are we reborn? What lures us to particular cities? In this workshop we will be ‘hitting the streets’ (as Queneau might have it), diving into dark alleyways, discovering and delighting in poetry and prose that has been inspired by some of the world’s greatest cities. Bring your mind’s passport!
Venue: Friends Meeting House, Meeting House Lane, Lancaster LA1 1TH
Tickets: £20 / £10 concessions.
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April Poets Reading: 7:15pm
With David Tait, Carola Luther and Jennifer Copley
This promises to be another eclectic night of poetry and music: touching on the real, the near, the far and the dead. Between them these three poets are prize-winners, powerful performers and convincing ventriloquists of many realities. There will be an open mic slot and music.
Venue: The Storey Auditorium, Meeting House Lane, Lancaster LA1 1TH
Doors open 7.15pm
Tickets on the door £5/£3
David Tait lives in Nanjing, China. His first collection Self-Portrait with Happiness was shortlisted for the Aldeburgh First Collection Prize and The Polari First Book Award and received an Eric Gregory Award. His most recent pamphlet, Three Dragon Day, was a winner in The Poetry Business Pamphlet Competition and shortlisted for The Michael Marks Award.
Carola Luther grew up in South Africa and moved to England in 1981. Her first Carcanet collection Walking the Animals was nominated for the Forward Prize for Best First Collection in 2004. Her second is Arguing with Malarchy .
Jennifer Copley has published five pamphlets and three full-length collections. Her latest pamphlet, Vinegar and Brown Paper, is from Like This Press.