Monday, 12 September 2011

Nottingham Shindig

Angela France, Tom Warner and Joel Lane are the guest readers at the next Nine Arches Press & LeftLion Shindig, at the Jam Cafe in Nottingham, a week on Sunday (September 18th).

Angela France's second collection, Occupation, is available from Ragged Raven Press, she's the features editor of Iota and an editor of ezine The Shit Creek Review, as well as running Cheltenham's excellent monthly poetry café, Buzzwords. She'll be launching her Nine Arches chapbook, Lessons In Mallemaroking.

I met Tom Warner at a reading in Norwich a couple of years ago, and subsequently read and enjoyed as much of his work as I could find. Born in Mansfield in 1979, he won an Eric Gregory Award in 2001 and graduated from the University of East Anglia’s Creative Writing MA with a Distinction. His poetry has appeared in a number of publications and magazines, including The Rialto and Stand, and in 2009-10 he was Poet in Residence for Newark-on-Trent. He currently lives in Norwich where he teaches creative writing.

Joel Lane lives in Birmingham and works as a journalist. He is the author of two novels, three collections of short stories, a novella, a chapbook, and three collections of poetry, the most recent of which is The Autumn Myth (Arc), which I enjoyed a great deal. His latest publication is Do Not Pass Go – a collection of crime stories as part of Nine Arches' new Hotwire short-story pamphlet series.
It all starts at 7.30pm, entry is free, and you can sign up for the open mic on the door.

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