Free event at the Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester all welcome, Saturday 15 September, 2.30-4.00.
John Glenday is the author of four poetry collections. The Apple Ghost (Peterloo Poets 1989) won a Scottish Arts Council Book Award and Undark, was a Poetry Book Society Recommendation for 1995. His third collection, Grain (Picador, 2009) was also a PBS Recommendation and shortlisted for the Ted Hughes Award and the Griffin International Poetry Prize. His fourth collection, The Golden Mean, (Picador 2015) won the Roehampton Poetry Prize and was shortlisted for the Saltire Scottish Poetry Book of the Year.
Ben was born in Staffordshire and now lives in Sheffield, South Yorkshire. In 2014 he won the Poetry Business Competition and a Northern Writers’ Award, and in 2015 he was awarded a writers’ grant from Arts Council England. He is a keen distance runner, football fan, and he writes criticism for The Guardian. He lectures at the University of Bolton. Way More Than Luck (Seren Books, 2018) is his debut full-length book of poems.
Keshia Starrett is an Irish writer living in Leeds. She is the Poetry Rivals 2016 Slam Champion and her poetry pamphlet Hysterical was published in November 2017. Her writing has appeared in various magazines and anthologies, including Abridged, The Interpreter’s House, The Honest Ulsterman, and Ink, Sweat & Tears. She has an MA Creative Writing from the University of Manchester and is currently a PhD student at Leeds Beckett University. She regularly performs at spoken word events across Britain and Ireland.