ANNE PIERSON AWARDS EVENING

Literature |
22nd April 2013


Former Professor of English at the University of Manchester, poet and literary critic, author of the award-winning A Literary Guide to the Lake District, and the biography The Opium Eater; a life of Thomas de Quincey, amongst others. Grevel’s travel book, Travels Round the Dance Floor, which describes his journey round Latin America and the Carribbean in search of the best salsa music and dance, was a Radio 4 Book of the Week and is now in its second edition. A seventh collection of poems, Lunar Park, published by Carcanet, will be available later this year.

Grevel has just returned from reading at the International Poetry Festival in Granada, Nicaragua, a week packed with events ranging from daily outdoor open sessions where groups of 50 or 60 listen intently to local poets for hours, to evening readings where audiences of thousands fill the main plaza.  Fortunately, he seems as enthusiastic about taking part in a Cumbria Young Writers’ evening as his experiences there. Although there are many opportunities to watch young people performing or playing music, there are few which reveal the extraordinary extent of their imagination through their writing.

During the evening you will hear excerpts from the work of 17 young writers from all parts of Cumbria, based on the theme Meeting, chosen by award-winning writers from nearly 100 entries and read by professional actors.  They are poignant, funny, angry, tragic and thought-provoking; the maturity of some of their work is astonishing.  And it is their work; not directed, corrected, produced as an exercise, but written and submitted by them, as individuals.  Anyone who has attended this event before will know what an exhilarating, moving occasion it is, celebrating the hidden talent we have in our midst and presenting it with the same care and respect accorded to any of the national companies or celebrities who perform at the Brewery.  Not to be missed!
Please note: tickets are limited as the writers, their guests and sponsors have priority. 

Please contact the Box Office on 01539 725133 as soon as possible, to ensure a seat. 

DATES & TIMES

22nd April 2013

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