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Finding the Words with Victoria Gatehouse, Oz Hardwick and Tom Weir

25/04/2019

18:45 - 19:45

York Explore Library

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Finding the Words with Victoria Gatehouse, Oz Hardwick and Tom Weir

Finding the Words is a relaxed and welcoming monthly poetry evening featuring established and emerging poets from Yorkshire and beyond.

Date: 25 April 2019
Day: Thursday
Times:6:45 pm - 7:45 pm
Venue: York Explore
Cost: £3

Victoria Gatehouse lives in West Yorkshire, has an MA in Poetry from Manchester Metropolitan University and a day job in medical research.  Her poems have been published in numerous magazines and anthologies including The North, Poetry News, Magma, Mslexia and Poetry Salzburg Review.  Competition wins include Iklley, Otley and PENfro and she has been placed in many more. Her first pamphlet Light After Light is published by Valley Press and her second, The Mechanics of Love is a Laureate’s Choice for 2019.

 Oz Hardwick’s work has been published and performed internationally in and on diverse media: books, journals, record covers, concert programmes, fabric, with music, with film, and with nothing but a residual West Country accent. He has published seven poetry collections, most recently the prose poetry chapbook Learning to Have Lost (Canberra: IPSI, 2018), and has edited and co-edited several more, including (with Miles Salter) The Valley Press Anthology of Yorkshire Poetry, which was a National Poetry Day recommendation in 2017. Oz is Professor of English at Leeds Trinity University, where he leads the Creative Writing programmes.

Tom Weir is a poet currently based in Yorkshire.Tom Weir’s first full collection, All that Falling was launched at the Templar Poetry Live Keats House readings in 2015 and features the National Poetry Competition short-listed Daytrippin’.  In 2014, Tom’s pamphlet The Outsider won the iOTA Shot Pamphlet Award. Tom’s second collection, Ruin, was launched in September 2018.

Finding the Words is a relaxed and welcoming monthly poetry evening featuring established and emerging poets from Yorkshire and beyond.

Bar available selling wine, beer and a selection of soft drinks.

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