An afternoon of Poetry
£15, Under 18s £10
1pm, Saturday 16th September 2017
The Little Theatre
Wayne Price was born in south Wales but has lived and worked in Scotland since 1987. His fiction and poetry have been widely published and have been shortlisted for, and won, a number of national and international awards. He has twice been a finalist in the Manchester International Poetry Competition and his 2015 pamphlet, Fossil Record (Smith|Doorstop) was selected by Carol Ann Duffy as one of her four ‘Laureate’s Choice’ collections. He teaches literature and creative writing at the University of Aberdeen.
Jo Shapcott was born in London. Poems from her three award-winning collections, Electroplating the Baby (1988), Phrase Book (1992) and My Life Asleep (1998) are gathered in a selected poems, Her Book (2000). She has won a number of literary prizes including the Commonwealth Writers' Prize for Best First Collection, the Forward Prize for Best Collection and the National Poetry Competition (twice). Tender Taxes, her versions of Rilke, was published in 2001. Her most recent collection, Of Mutability, was published in 2010 and won the Costa Book Award. In 2011 Jo Shapcott was awarded the Queen's Gold Medal for Poetry.
Former British Judo champion, Owen Lowery suffered a spinal injury while competing and is now a tetraplegic. He has a PhD on the work of Keith Douglas. His poetry has appeared in Stand, PN Review, Jewish Quarterly, The Independent, The Times, and The Guardian. Owen’s first major collection, Otherwise Unchanged, was published in December 2012, by Carcanet Press, while his second, Rego Retold, was published in January 2015, and celebrates the work of Dame Paula Rego. Owen has performed his work all across the UK, including at London’s South Bank Centre, Belfast’s Lyric Theatre, the Salisbury Arts Festival, the Arvon Centre at Hebden Bridge, and in the north west, where he now lives with his wife, Jayne.
See details for the Poetry Competition.. The two winners from the Poetry Competition will be invited to read their winning poems at the event.
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