Whitworth Art Gallery, Oxford Road, Manchester M15 6ER
This was a free event.
Photographs ©Barry Hobson
Olivia McCannon was born on Merseyside and lives in London. Her collection Exactly My Own Length (Carcanet/Oxford Poets) was shortlisted for the Seamus Heaney Centre Prize, and won the 2012 Fenton Aldeburgh First Collection Prize.She lived for eight years in Belleville, Paris, and her translations include Balzac’s Old Man Goriot (Penguin Classics, 2011), modern French poetry in Poetry of Place: Paris (Eland, 2013) and contemporary plays for the Royal Court theatre in London.
Kirsten Irving is one half of the crew behind collaborative poetry publisher Sidekick Books, and submissions editor of Fuselit magazine. Her pamphlet, What To Do, was published in 2011 by Happenstance, and her first full collection, Never Never Never Come Back, was released in 2012 by Salt Publishing. In 2011 she won the Live Canon International Poetry Prize. Kirsten lives in London, where she works as a freelance copywriter and proofreader.
Jon Stone was born in Derby and currently lives in Whitechapel. His collection, School of Forgery (Salt, 2012), was a Poetry Book Society Recommendation and he won an Eric Gregory Award in 2012. He is an editor at Sidekick Books, through which he has edited and designed poetry and illustration anthologies that have been featured in BBC Wildlife, the Telegraph and Retro Gamer. He works as a court transcript editor.