Thursday, November 12, 2009

LEICESTER: Three Leicester Poets

Friday, November 13th, 2009, 7.30pm
Friends Meeting House,
16 Queen's Road,

featuring Pam Thompson, Lydia Towsey and Matt Merritt.

Pam Thompson has been writing and performing poetry in the East Midlands for a number of years. She is part of the steering-group of and was artistic producer of the Lyric Lounge week at The Y Theatre, Leicester, in July 2009. Pam is widely published in magazines and pamphlets. Her first full collection is The Japan Quiz, published by Redbeck Press in 2008

Lydia Towsey comperes and coordinates WORD! and in 2009 has been the Artistic Director of The Lyric Lounge ( She has performed alongside John Hegley and Jean 'Binta' Breeze and is soon to be published in POM, an anthology of new voices, co-edited by Michael Horovitz, John Hegley and Melanie Abrahams.

Matt Merritt's first full collection, Troy Town, was published by Arrowhead Press in March 2008, following a chapbook, Making The Most Of The Light, from HappenStance in 2005. He has read all over England and Scotland, and blogs at Polyolbion.

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