Our annual collaboration with the MLF at Hallé St Peter’s: Don Paterson & Rommi Smith:
We are pleased to announce our annual collaboration with Manchester Literature Festival featuring Don Paterson who will read his poems and provide the music for the event. He will be supported by poet Rommi Smith. The event begins at 2.30 and ends at 4.00. It will take place at Hallé St Peter’s, 40 Blossom Street, Ancoats, Manchester M4 6BF.
Tickets are free but booking is advised
Book on: 0843 208 0500
“Paterson is simply one of the best living poets in the UK,” Jackie Kay wrote in 2009. David Harsent praised his collection Rain for its “enormous emotional depth” and Jan Schreiber singled out its “musical drive.” He has won the Forward Prize for Best First Collection in 1993, and the Forward Prize for Best Collection in 2009, the Whitbread Poetry Prize, the Geoffrey Faber Memorial Award, and the T S Eliot Prize twice. He is also a composer, player and librettist.
Rommi Smith is a poet and playwright. She has held numerous international residencies for organisations ranging from the British Council, to the BBC; this includes inaugural writing residencies for Keats House and Parliament.
Awarded a prestigious Hedgebrook Fellowship in the United States, Rommi is a recipient of the Elizabeth George Award. Just awarded The John Barnard Scholarship, in October 2015, she will begin her PhD study, in celebration of the lives the power and politics of Jazz music.