Monday, May 10, 2010

LONDON: Flambard Press 20th anniversary reading

Monday, May 10th, 2010, 8pm-10pm
The Troubadour
263-267 Old Brompton Road,

Celebrate Flambard’s twentieth with Rebecca Goss, Cynthia Fuller, Ellen Phethean, Kelley Swain, Anna Mckerrow, SJ Litherland, Nancy Mattson and Wanda Barford.

Newcastle-based Flambard Press celebrates 20 years of poetry publishing with special emphasis on promoting North-of-England writers:
- Rebecca Goss - The Anatomy of Structures (2010) - grew up in Suffolk, lives in Liverpool;
- Durham-based Cynthia Fuller teaches for Open University & Newcastle University - fifth Flambard collection, Background Music (2009);
- Ellen Phethean (Breath, 2009) co-founded Diamond Twig;
- Kelley Swain (Darwin's Microscope, 2009) is Secretary of the British Society for Literature & Science;
- Anna McKerrow, 1st collection, The Fast Heat of Beauty, 2008, is Associate Editor for New Fairy Tales;
- SJ Litherland (b. Warwickshire, lives in Durham City), is a founding member of Vane Women Writers – latest collection, The Absolute Bonus of Rain (2010);
- Nancy Mattson (b. Canada, moved to London, 1990) organises Poetry in the Crypt readings – latest publication (Writing with Mercury, 2006);
- Wanda Barford (b. Milan, fled Mussolini's Italy as a child and now lives in London): fourth collection What is the Purpose of Your Visit? (2006).

Directions by tube and train:
The Troubadour is 2 minutes’ walk from West Brompton tube (which is on the Wimbledon branch of the District Line and is also an overground station) or 4 minutes from Earls Court, which is very easy to get to on either the District or Piccadilly lines.

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