Saturday, 6 June 2009

Norwich Cafe Writers Reading

Just another reminder that I'll be reading, along with poets Paul Farley and Katrina Porteous, and nature writer Mark Cocker, at Norwich Arts Centre next Sunday (June 14th).

The Cafe Writers event starts at 3pm, with me and Katrina, and after a suitable break for refreshments, Paul and Mark will read at 6.30pm.

There's a birding theme to the day, of course. Mark Cocker is the author of the wonderful Birds Britannica and Crow Country, so I'm looking forward to hearing him. I've seen Paul Farley talk about John Clare and read his own work before, and it was excellent, and Katrina Porteous is a voice familiar to me from the radio, so it promises to be a good day. My own set will be heavily weighted towards poems with a nature theme, too.

If you'd like to come along, bring a picnic (and your binoculars, if you like - you'd curse yourself if you missed a flyover Honey Buzzard, wouldn't you?). Drink from the bar only until 11pm. Tickets for the first reading are £4, for the second £6, and for both, £8, and more details are here.

1 comment:

Coastcard said...

I hope you have a truly exhilarating day and that your reading goes well. I would love to be there: I spent my teenage years living a mile up the road from Ted Ellis' home on Surlingham marsh. Later on David & I got married in Surlingham Church.

Sounds an excellent line-up. Would love to hear Mark Cocker: 'Crow Country' changed the whole way I view not only corvids but all flying creatures.