Sunday, July 01, 2007

Heart Beats Poetry Night, Liverpool: Wednesday July 25th

Heart Beats Poetry Night

Wednesday July 25th
@ The Casa, Hope Street, Liverpool (wheelchair accessible and smoke-free!)
Doors open 8pm
£3/£2.50 on the door.

After a run of six events, with a wide variety of fantastic poets and musicians, Liverpool’s first ever rhyme’n’roll poetry night, will have its End Party later this month. Heart Beats will be taking a break until more funding comes in, but will be going out with a bang!

This is one of the most exciting line-ups that Heart Beats has put together, bringing you heart-stopping performances from:

Janet Hamill
Coming all the way from New York, especially to read at Heart Beats, Janet is a hypnotic and inspiring performance poet, using classic rock'n'roll rhythms to give shape to visions of Morocco, the streets of New York and encounters with ghosts from the past. A mentor and friend to punk poet legend, Patti Smith, Janet's first ever performance in Liverpool is not to be missed!

WORKSHOP: Janet will also be running a writing poetry workshop on Wednesday July 25th at 4pm, in association with the Windows Project. Please contact Dave Ward on or call 0151 709 3688 for more details. Please book early to avoid disappointment!

Alicia Stubbersfield
Alicia is a northern poet whose third collection, Joking Apart, came out at the end of 2006 to rave reviews. She read at this year's Ledbury Poetry Festival and writes with a refreshing blend of tenderness, honesty and wit.

Clare Pollard
Clare Pollard has published three collections of poetry, the latest of which is 'Look, Clare! Look!' (Bloodaxe, 2005). Her first play, 'The Weather' (Faber, 2004) was performed at the Royal Court. Her poems are like ‘shards of glass, brittle, dangerous things that work their way under your skin’.

PLUS Live music from Friday's Ghost - These BBC Radio & Xfm favourites bring dark and brooding electro-rock with hints of Interpol & haunted New York basements...

PLUS OPEN MIC: Your chance to get up and have a go. Bring a poem, song or sketch and perform in a supportive environment.


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