Sunday, November 22, 2009

SHEFFIELD: Blackwell's Poetry Reading

Thursday 26th November, 6pm-8pm, free entry and refreshments, with poets' books available to buy on the night

Blackwell University Bookshop (Mappin St, Sheffield, off West Street)

featuring four Sheffield poets:

Frances Leviston, Rob Hindle, Cathy Bolton, and Sally Goldsmith

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Frances Leviston was born in Edinburgh in 1982 and later moved to Sheffield. She read English at St Hilda's College,
Oxford, and has an MA in Writing from Sheffield Hallam University. A pamphlet of her work, Lighter, was published in 2004 by Mews Press, and became the PBS Bulletin's Pamphlet Choice for Spring 2005. Her poems have appeared in various magazines and anthologies including New Writing 14, Poetry Review, Poetry London, Ten Hallam Poets and the TLS. She received an Eric Gregory Award in 2006, and her first collection, Public Dream, was published by Picador in 2007. It was shortlisted for both the Forward Prize for Best First Collection and the T.S. Eliot Prize.

Rob Hindle lives in Sheffield, where he works for the WEA and the University of
Sheffield. He has published poems and stories in Dreamcatcher, Frogmore Papers, Iota, Staple and The North. His Some Histories of the Sheffield Flood 1864 was a winner of the inaugural Templar Poetry Pamphlet Competition in 2006. His first collection, Neurosurgery in Iraq, was published by Templar in 2008. A second pamphlet, The Purging of Spence Broughton, a Highwayman, was published by Longbarrow Press in 2009.

Cathy Bolton is the director of Manchester Literature Festival. She has recently completed her MA in Writing at
Sheffield Hallam University. She was the winner of this year’s Ictus Prize and her pamphlet collection, A Fool’s Height Short of Heaven, has just been published by Mews Press. She is a founding member of the A6 Poets and a poetry ambassador for the Southbank’s Global Poetry System. Her poems and short stories have been published in a wide range of anthologies and literary magazines.

Sally Goldsmith's poems and songs have been featured in publications including The North and Poetry Review, and in award-winning dramas for BBC Radio 4. Her poem Song was a runner-up in the 2006 Arvon International Poetry Competition. She was one of the winners in the Poetry Business's Book and Pamphlet Competition 2008/9, and they recently published her pamphlet of poems, Singer. Sally lives on the edge of
Sheffield near the border with Derbyshire.

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