Sunday, August 17, 2008

LONDON: 14 Hour @ The Poetry Cafe

Wednesday, 27th August, 2008, 7pm, FREE
The Poetry Cafe,
22 Betterton Street,
Covent Garden,

For one night only 14 Hour passes through the curtain of The Poetry Society's basement. Featuring Inua Ellams, Anne Brechin, Kelley Swain, Nick Potamitis, Claudia Grant and Vintage Poison.

Guest host for the evening, Inua Ellams recently took his one-person production The 14th Tale to Battersea Arts Centre. It is described as "a scratch performance of a long narrative. In his typical, free flowing, beautiful, lyrical style, it tells the hilarious exploits of a natural born mischief-maker, growing from the clay streets of Nigeria to rooftops in Dublin, finally to London."

Described by one admirer as "the fizzing starlet" of the poetry scene, Anne Brechin returns to the 14 Hour fold with her expertly delivered poems on love and city alienation.

In her many-splendored career, Claudia Grant has worked in theatre, film and TV. Teacher by day, actress by night, she is now trying her hand at showcasing new writers' work encompassing poetry, drama and prose.

Nick Potamitis has taught Film Studies at various institutions and writes on the history of Greek cinema. He is a printmaker and one of the co-editors of Perdika Press. His work was recently included in the Openned Anthology.

New to London readings, Kelley Swain recently moved to London from the States. Her book Darwin's Microscope will come out in 2009 with Flambard Press.

Representing cult underground publishers Vintage Poison, Kevin Reindhardt, Ray Diamond and Toby Davies will be causing general unrest.

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