Thursday, 11 February 2016

Four Big Splashes

This is one of a series of previews for the LitFest which begins soon, on 29 February. Printed brochures now available.

Thursday 3 March


Becky Cherriman, Ian Harker, Tom Kelly and Tom Weir
BECKY CHERRIMAN is a commissioned writer, workshop leader and performer based in Leeds.  Published on umbrellas, by MslexiaNew WalkEnvoi, Mother’s Milk, Bloodaxe, Well Versed and in Poets For Corbyn, she was resident poet for Morley Literature Festival in 2013.  Her work has been translated into opera, film, art and into Italian for the socialist magazine Internazionale.  Becky's poetry has won prizes in the Yorkshire Open 2013, The Speakeasy Open 2012 and the Ilkley Literature Open Mic 2011.  Echolocation was published by Mother’s Milk Books in February 2016 and is her first pamphlet.  Her first full collection is due out late in 2016 with Cinnamon Press
IAN HARKER has been shortlisted for the Bridport, Troubadour and Guernsey International poetry prizes, and was Highly Commended for the Bridport Prize in 2015. His work has appeared in a number of magazines, including The North, Stand, Other Poetry, and Agenda. His debut pamphlet The End of the Sky was published in November last year.
TOM KELLY is from Nottingham, but spent the last few years at the University of Leeds researching Amazonian wetlands whilst also assembling his first collection of poetry.
His poems deal with love, loss, grief, and the relationship between people and the natural world – always aiming to bring fresh imagery into the small pocket inhabited by poet and reader. His work has been published in several literary magazines, and has recently been included in The Garden Anthology (Otley Word Feast Press, 2014).
TOM WEIR'S poetry has featured in various magazines and anthologies, including Lung Jazz; Young British Poets for Oxfam, the 2014 National Poetry Competition winners’ anthology, and this year’s Forward Prize anthology. His pamphlet, ‘The Outsider,’ was one of the two winners of the 2014 Templar IOTA shots competition and his first full collection, All That Falling, was brought out by Templar earlier this year, a poem from which was Highly Commended in the 2015 Forward Prize.
Ian Harker, Tom Kelly and Tom Weir are published by Templar Poetry.

7.15pm Headingley Library North Lane Free Event

Becky Cherriman
Ian Harker
Tom Weir
Tom Kelly

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