Saturday 17th March 2:45pm
Venue: The Sanctuary, Lancaster Library, 18 – 20 Market Street, Lancaster LA1 1HY
Tickets: £10/£8 or SPECIAL OFFER POETRY DAY COMBO £35/£30 for five events
Tickets can be purchased in a variety of ways: AVAILABLE NOW!
In Person: Lancaster and Morecambe Visitor Information Centres
By phone: 01524 582394/ 01524 582808
For our third Poetry Day event Litfest are delighted to present two rising stars of the poetry world. Both Rhiannon and Kate will reimagine the world from their unique perspectives. Drawing on a strong connection to their homelands of Wales and ‘The North’ the familiar grows strange when mixed with a liberal dose of Greek myth, Lake District floods, Glastonbury festival and the Great North run. Join us for a pair of truly memorable readings!
Rhiannon Hooson is an award-winning Welsh poet, now based in the Marches after time spent living and working in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. She has performed her work at literature festivals and venues across Europe and the UK, including London, Milan and the Hay festival, and been featured in the Guardian, Magma, and Poetry Wales among others. She has won major accolades for her work, including an Eric Gregory Award from the Society of Authors. She studied and later taught at Lancaster University, where she completed a PhD in Poetry. Her first collection,The Other City, was shortlisted for the Wales Book of the Year, and was described by the judges as “Stunning… at a pitch of achievement many of us will not reach across a career.” www.rhiannonhooson.com
Kate Fox has made a living as a stand-up poet for ten years. Being funny and Northern is sometimes a help and sometimes a hindrance and she’s nearly finished a PhD about why (It’s also about class, gender and Northern humour). Sometimes they let her on Radio 4. Her second Radio 4 comedy series aired last summer. In the shows she talked about why she doesn’t want: children, a big white wedding, to be middle class or have a Hollywood body! She is one of the 17 poets for the BBC/Hull 2017 Contains Strong Language Poetry Festival. Her books include Chronotopia from Burning Eye Books and Fox Populi from Smokestack Books. She has been poet in residence for the Great North Run, Saturday Live on Radio 4 and the Glastonbury Festival. www.katefoxwriter.wordpress.com/