York Explore Library :
Thu 25 Jan :
6.45pm – 8.00pm :
£3/£2 with a YorkCard
Finding the Words is a regular poetry evening every month at York Explore Library. Each evening brings together three poets and we aim to include both published writers and those working towards a collection. We’ll have a bar available and readings last around an hour. The evening is also a chance to share and chat, so please feel free to bring any news or information about poetry local, regional or national.
John-Paul Burns is a writer of poetry and essays currently on the Creative Writing MFA program at Manchester Metropolitan University and lives in Manchester. His work centres around images of the road, the coast and fruit–of music history and the cinema–Federico Fellini wandering the earth spreading madness like Dionysus, Foley-sound artist as Demiurge, a dream of following Thelonious Monk. He has appeared in journals such as The North, Poetry Salzburg Review and 3AM Magazine and is featured in the Smith|Doorstop anthology Introduction X: The Poetry Business Book of New Poets.
Emma Storr lives in Leeds where she is a member of the Leeds Writers Circle. After working as a doctor and teacher for many years she is now giving more attention to poetry and writing. She is interested in where science and poetry intersect, particularly in relation to understanding the body. She has been published in The Hippocrates Prize Anthology 2016 and Strix 2 and her poem ’Spring Walk’ was highly commended in the Walter Swan Poetry competition in 2016. She recently completed an MPhil in Writing at the University of South Wales.
Charlotte Wetton is a poet based in West Yorkshire. Her first pamphlet, I Refuse to Turn into a Hat-Stand has been shortlisted for the Michael Marks award, following a spoken word album, Body Politic. She has published in Poetry Wales, Staple, Stand etc. She regularly performs across the North and will run workshops if the opportunity sounds fun.
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