Tuesday, May 27, 2008

LONDON: Utter Northerners!

Utter Northerners! - Tim Turnbull, Joe Hakim, Paul Lyalls, Jacquie Gabbitas and many more!
Wednesday, May 28th, 7.30pm, £2 before 7.30pm, £5 thereafter, including free sweets and a prize draw to win an Utter! bag of books and free tickets.

The Salisbury Hotel,
1, Grand Parade,
Green Lanes,
N4 1JX

Tube: Turnpike Lane / Manor House; Bus: 141, 29, 41, 67; Overland: Harringey Green Lanes.

This month, Utter! is invaded by a horde of hardy literary barbarians from the frozen wastes of the no-nonsense North, ready to duff us soft Southern pansies up into a poetical pulp. So please prepare to doff your cloth caps to:

Tim Turnbull, winner of the £10,000 'Contenders' poetry prize and Forward prize nominee, life-affirmingly, dour Larkin-esque material from a poet so Northern he moved even further North, to Scotland.

Jacqueline Gabbitas, co-editor of Brittle Star magazine, technically from the Midlands but she writes great stuff about coal and shit spiders, so we'll let her off.

Joe Hakim, winner of Shortfuse's 'Poetry Idol' and graduate of Apples and Snakes 'Incubate' programme. Sex and drugs and rock & roll from the seventh circle of Hull.

Julia Bird, who’s not northern, but the winner of last month's ajar mic contest. Poems with humour and vision from her upcoming book.

Ritchie Scurvey, the Scouse agitprop poet who will be unleashing his first new material since the '80s with the help of his puppet assistant Socky.

Ajar Mic Contest - you vote on who gets a full paid slot next month. Will it be James Campbell, Mark E, David Goo or Georgie Banfield?

Special guest MC Paul Lyalls, ebullient host of Express Excess and Poetry and Poppadums, as seen on BBC2's 'Big Slam Poetry House.'

For further information contact 07912 539 098 or richardtyronejones@gmail.com

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