Wednesday, 23 November 2011

Best, Gann, Page, Smith and Thorpe read in Brighton

Clare Best, Charlotte Gann, Catherine Smith and Lorna Thorpe will all be reading at the Pigbaby Festival in Brighton this week:

The 2011 Brighton Poetry Festival

Tuesday‭ ‬22‭ ‬– Sunday‭ ‬26‭ ‬November

Following the fun of 2010's rural Pigbaby party,‭ ‬this year the Alice-inspired event is coming to town,‭ as Pighog runs the‭ ‬2011‭ ‬Brighton Poetry Festival. Its talent-packed programme features free 6pm events at Three and Ten, Brighton and ticketed 8pm events just over the road at the Redroaster Coffee House.

Friday‭ ‬25 November‭‭
18.00‎ ‏Launch of Clare Best's Breastless, in the Pighog Documentary Series

20.00‎ ‏Launch of Lorna Thorpe’‬s new collection Sweet Torture of Breathing from Arc with Charlotte Gann

Saturday‭ ‬26‭‭ November
20.50 - 21.40 Peter & Ann Sansom (with Q&A) from the Poetry Business and Smith/Doorstop
22.00 - 22.30 Catherine Smith

All 18.00 events are free. All other events £5. Saturday evening £10 (Concs £3/£6). FESTIVAL SEASON TICKET £16 (£10 concs)

Jeremy Page will be reading at the the last StoryStudio event at the Komedia Brighton on Sunday 11 December:

Parlour Games

From mind games to board games, expect to be heartened and horrified by short stories, playlets, monologues and live graphic fiction from established writers and upcoming literary talent.
This will be our last night at the Komedia, so come along and help us give it a fiendishly good send-off.
£6 / £4.50 concs (please bring proof) on the door.
Time: t.b.c. (evening)
Komedia Studio Bar
Gardner Street
Brighton, BN1 1UN

Sunday, 6 November 2011

Not Only the Dark, featuring Jeremy Page, Clare Best, Maria McCarthy and Catherine Smith

The new WordAid anthology Not Only the Dark will be published next month and launched at the University of Kent on 6th December 2011. It features poems by Frogmore poets Jeremy Page, Clare Best, Maria McCarthy and Catherine Smith. For more details see and below.

All profits from this anthology will be donated to ShelterBox.

Launch event
Tuesday 6 December 6pm

Keynes College, University of Kent, Canterbury CT2 7NZ

“Here is a volume of poetry which asks the questions it shouldn’t. Exploring the small and the big things we do, need, and make to survive in a world that is crying out for change against the push to reduce us to the bare minimum.”
John Siddique, author of Full Blood.