Wednesday, October 03, 2007

Jackie Kay and Roz Goddard at the Birmingham Festival

Jackie Kay - Poetry and Prose

CBSO Centre, Berkley Street, off Broad Street, Birmingham, B1 2LF
Tickets: £9 (£7.50)
Friday 12 October 8.15 - 9.30pm
Box Office 0121 303 2323

Jackie Kay is one of our best loved writers, a gifted poet and novelist who has also written for children, a deeply thoughtful user of language and a wonderful performer of her work. With humour and sensuality her writing deftly explores issues of gender, sexuality, identity, racism and cultural differences.

Jackie comes to the Birmingham Festival to read from her new poetry collection, Darling (which includes favourite poems from her previous books along with new poems) and to talk about her life and writing.


Writing from the Emptiness: Poetry Writing with Roz Goddard
The Studio, Cannon Street, off New Street, Birmingham, B2 5EP
Tickets: £17 (£14)
Saturday 13 October 10am - 12.30pm
Box Office 0121 246 2792

This poetry workshop will explore how we can let go of our daily concerns and distractions and find a place within ourselves that offers us the opportunity to write poetry without being over concerned with ideas and agendas. In other words: letting go in order to find the rich seam of creativity within each of us. The workshop will begin with a short meditation.

There are only limited places available on workshops. Please book in advance.
Workshop Saturday is sponsored by The Studio. The Studio's excellent restaurant will be open for lunch. For a full menu see

Quick Event: Join us from 1pm to 1.30pm for a discussion on What Writers Need in the West Midlands.

Booking for the Birmingham Book Festival:


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