Monday, November 19, 2007

Tilting the Mirror at Southport: Thursday 22nd November

Tilting the Mirror

22nd November 2007, 8pm.
Southport Arts Centre, Lord Street, Southport.
£7 / £5 conc.
Box Office - 01704 540 011

Readings from Greta Stoddard, Jean Sprackland and Ray Robinson

A man whose love is like an origami swan, a boy who gives his mum a bubble-gum tattoo for mothers' day, the couple who steal a mirror from a skip under cover of the night. The poems and fiction in "Tilting the Mirror" brim with characters who are struggling and juggling with love - the finding, keeping and understanding of it. Poets Jean Sprackland and Greta Stoddart and short story writer Ray Robinson present their specially selected work in a lightly staged live literature performance.

Jean's poems display a "subtle, sexy humour" says Carol Ann Duffy, while Greta's are "deceptively serene" but "always musical, always true" according to Jo Shapcott. The Guardian described Ray's writing as "wry, ingenuous, hugely compassionate" - and all three writers are generous and engaging performers.

As we love our partners, parents or children, "Tilting the Mirror" shows us our reflections. These poems and stories cast bright lights on the lives and loves of our own.

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