Poetry By Heart – February 29th event and other news

Poetry By Heart – leap year special!

There’s an extra day in the calendar this year – why not spend it supporting some of your favourite local poets?

We are proud to present another diverse but consistently talented line up of six writers for Poetry By Heart on 29th February 2012:

Carole Bromley

Janet Fisher

Ian Harker

Jo Haslam

Geoff Hattersley

David Tait

Hosted by Jon Price.

It all kicks off at 7.30pm at the very lovely Heart Cafe which promises a warm welcome whatever the weather. And don’t forget, you can always turn up earlier for your tea, it’s open throughout the day.

Heart is to be found on Bennett Road, Headingley, Leeds LS6 3HN. Detailed directions and a map can be found here: http://www.heartcentre.org.uk/getting-here

Poetry By Heart takes place on the last Wednesday of each month and is shockingly FREE to attend. We feature a mix of new and established writers every month, mixing up the scenes from Leeds, West Yorkshire and further afield, with an emphasis on quality writing and great readings. Poetry By Heart is a collaboration between Huddersfield’s Albert Poets and Lippfest plus other friends from Leeds.

Poetry at the University of Leeds

In other news, the School of English at the University of Leeds have been in touch about their "Poetry at Leeds" Spring Semester series of readings.

This starts with Kei Miller next Tuesday, 14th February @ 7.00pm (School of English, University of Leeds, Woodhouse Lane). Free admission. All welcome.

Kei Miller is a Jamaican writer whose three poetry collections are Kingdom of Empty Bellies (Heaventree, 2006), There is an Anger That Moves (Carcanet, 2007), and A Light Song of Light (Carcanet, 2010). He is editor of New Caribbean Poetry, also from Carcanet (2007). His collection of short stories, A Fear of Stones, was shortlisted for the 2007 Commonwealth Writers First Book Prize. His debut novel, The Same Earth, was published in 2008 by Weidenfeld & Nicolson. He is currently with Glasgow University, teaching in the Creative Writing programme and finishing his PhD on epistolary narratives in Caribbean literature.

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> A noted reader of his work, you can hear Kei at the Poetry Archive http://www.poetryarchive.org/poetryarchive/singlePoet.do?poetId=11993>, and on the Seamus Heaney Centre Digital Archive (http://digitalcollections.qub.ac.uk/poetry/recordings/search/

All the Poetry at Leeds readings start at 7.00pm and the full Spring programme is:
Tuesday, February 14th: Kei Miller
Tuesday, February 21st: Jon Glover
Thursday, March 1st; Jane Weir
Thursday, March 15th: Amanda Dalton & David Tait

Thursday, April 19th: Paul Maddern

That’s all for now!

JP

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