Monday, May 08, 2006

'Great Women Poets' reading in Newcastle, May 11th

Great Women Poets: Jackie Kay, Vicki Feaver, Catherine Fisher and Sujata Bhatt
Venue: Hatton Gallery, Newcastle (full address below)
Start time: 7:30pm Thursday 11th May 2006

The Contemporary Poetry Tour celebrates the work of outstanding poets from this country and abroad, offering audiences an exhilarating way to enjoy live poetry.

This year the tour features Vicki Feaver reading from her long-awaited third collection The Book of Blood (Jonathan Cape). An emotionally frank and powerful writer, her poems celebrate extremes of femininity. She is joined by the Welsh poet, Catherine Fisher, whose exquisite poetry explores myth, history and legend, and Sujata Bhatt, the award winning Indian poet whose poems are erotic, powerful reflections on the experience of women. Joining them one of Britain's best loved poets, Jackie Kay, will read from her latest collection, Life Mask, described by Fleur Adcock in the Sunday Times as `warm, tough, painful and often very funny poems'.

This event will involve readings and Q&A.

Admission: £6/£4 (concs)

Hatton Gallery
The Quadrangle
University of Newcastle upon Tyne

Booking: 020 8960 0602

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