Nine Arches Press Summer Poetry Party

Wednesday 19th July 19:00 - 21:00 at Birmingham

Special guest poets: Rishi Dastidar, Angela France, and Tania Hershman, with compere Gregory Leadbetter.

Rishi Dastidar's poetry has been featured in the anthologies Adventures in Form (Penned in the Margins) and Ten: The New Wave (Bloodaxe). A fellow of The Complete Works, the Arts Council England funded programme for BAME poets in the UK, he is a consulting editor at The Rialto magazine, a member of the Malika’s Poetry Kitchen collective, and also serves as a chair of the writer development organization Spread The Word. Rishi’s debut collection Ticker-tape was published by Nine Arches Press earlier this year

Angela France has had poems published in many of the leading journals and has been anthologised a number of times. Her publications include Occupation (Ragged Raven Press, 2009), Lessons in Mallemaroking (Nine Arches Press, 2011) and Hide (Nine Arches Press 2013). Angela teaches creative writing at the University of Gloucestershire and in various community settings as well as working for a local charity. She runs a reading series in Cheltenham, ‘Buzzwords’. The Hill (July 2017, Nine Arches Press) is her latest collection of poems.

Tania Hershman is the author of a poetry chapbook and two short story collections, and co-author of Writing Short Stories: A Writers' & Artists' Companion (Bloomsbury, 2014). In 2017, Nine Arches Press is publishing her debut poetry collection, Terms & Conditions, and her third short story collection, Some Of Us Glow More Than Others, is published by Unthank Books. 

Gregory Leadbetter's debut full-length poetry collection, The Fetch, is published by Nine Arches Press. His book on Coleridge’s poetry, the transnatural and the dilemmas of creativity, Coleridge and the Daemonic Imagination (Palgrave Macmillan, 2011) won the University English (formerly CCUE) Book Prize 2012. He has written radio drama for the BBC, and was awarded a Hawthornden Fellowship in 2013. Gregory is Reader in Literature and Creative Writing at Birmingham City University, where he is Director of the MA in Creative Writing and the Institute of Creative and Critical Writing.

Event starts at 7pm.Tickets are limited, so please book in advance to avoid disappontment.

Refreshments provided.
Birmingham Waterstones, Birmingham
Wednesday 19th July 19:00 - 21:00

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