June: Creative Learning
Hafsah Aneela Bashir is an award winning writer and performance poet who will be reading from her debut collection, The Celox and the Clot
Sat 20 Jun | 10am-1pm | £16.50 | Castle Room The art of listening…
Ian Humphrey’s first full-length collection Zebra (Nine Arches, 2019) takes in 1980’s gay culture and multi-racial heritage.
The blank page is a field of possibilities. But, let’s face it, it’s intimidating. How do we put those first lines down, in order to have something to work with?
Spark’s magic can transform anything. He’ll turn the bogeys up his nose into pink ribbons and bows. He’ll make a gorgeous high heeled shoe out of a pile of donkey poo. But terrible things have started to happen in his forest – wasps, werewolves, spells going disastrously wrong…
In The Queer Art of Failure (Duke University Press, 2011), Jack Halberstam argues that since success is always measured by patriarchal and heterosexual standards, the failure to live up to such norms can offer a new freedoms and possibilities
Mary Jean Chan’s first full-length collection Flèche (Faber and Faber 2019) was shortlisted for the Costa Book Awards for Poetry. Chan’s work explores themes of multilingualism, queerness, psychoanalysis and the complexities of maternal relationships.
Jonathan Davidson’s newly published collection, A Commonplace (Smith|Doorstop 2020), is unusual in containing not only his own work but also ‘guest poems’ by nearly a dozen other poets
Moniza Alvi has been drawn to the strangeness and clarity of Stevie Smith’s poetry for many years, and with her experience as a writer and the discovery of the full range of Smith’s poetry she increasingly appreciated it, and is now researching the poet’s life and work at UEA.
Vicki Feaver will be reading from her much anticipated fourth collection I Want! I Want! (Jonathan Cape, 2020). Her new work examines the voicelessness of girlhood and the fears of ageing with writing that is urgent, accessible and deeply moving.
‘Winning combinations are part of jazz history – Parker & Gillespie, Davis & Coltrane, Holiday & Young. Now we can add McAlmont & Webb to the list’