Friday, November 25, 2011

NOTTINGHAM: A Night of Happenstance

Saturday, 26th November, 2011, 7.30pm, £4/£3 (concessions)
Lee Rosy’s tea room,
17 Broad Street,
(opposite Broadway cinema)

Six Happenstance poets, from across the Midlands, Scotland, and as far away as Spain, will be gathering for a reading downstairs at Lee Rosy’s.
The poets are Helena Nelson (editor of Happenstance Press), Ross Kightly, Marilyn Ricci, Robin Vaughan-Williams, DA Prince, and Matthew Stewart, who will be in the country to launch his new pamphlet, Inventing Truth.
Helena will also be adjudicating the Nottingham Open Poetry Competition at 2.45pm at the Mechanics Institute (3 North Sherwood Street, NG1 4AX).
Happenstance is an independent poetry press based in Scotland that publishes poets from all over the UK. It specialises in pamphlets, and in 2010 won the Michael Marks Award for Poetry Pamphlets for publishers. Ali Smith, one of the judges, commented: "HappenStance proved outstanding in the elegance, thoughtfulness and clarity of their design, and the infectious interaction, open-mindedness and energy of their publishing ethos".
Happenstance also produces Sphinx, an indispensable source of poetry pamphlet reviews.
More information is available from the zqblog, or visit the Facebook event page.

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