This month's event takes place on Thursday, 28 May from 7:30pm.
Poetry Lecture by Michael Francis Crowley
Michael is a poet and playwright who has written for stage, page and radio and worked extensively in youth theatre. He was previously writer in residence at Lancaster Farms Young offenders Institution for six years and is the author of Behind the Lines: creative writing with offenders and those at risk published by Waterside Press. In 2012 Prole Books published Michael's Close to Home, a short collection of thirty poems exploring a displaced childhood and misplaced adults. He is currently writing his first full collection First Fleet in the imagined voices of the convict settlement of 1788 in New South Wales. He teaches creative writing at Sheffield Hallam University and lives in Heptonstall.
Canadian poet Evan Jones has lived in Manchester since 2005. He is the author of Paralogues (Carcanet, 2012) and was co-editor of the anthology, Modern Canadian Poetry (Carcanet, 2010).
will read one of her favourite poems and tell us why she chose it.
Followed by an Open Mic.