Feb 12, 2.30 pm Ann Sansom, Nina Boyd and Clive McWilliam with singer-songwriter Jo Rose

IABF, 3 Cambridge Street, M1 5BY   Free Event

Ann Sansom has published six collections of poetry. She has had work published in several Forward/Faber anthologies, and has written and directed plays for stage and radio. Ann is also a director of The Poetry Business, which publishes ‘The North’ magazine and Smith/Doorstop books.  Ann is currently a regular tutor for WEA, Poetry Society and Arvon Foundation and has taught at Oxford, Leeds and Sheffield Hallam universities. She regularly works in schools and tutors at school writing residentials, teaching children of all ages and abilities, and has run a weekly writers’ workshop at Doncaster YWCA for twenty years.  

Nina Boyd lives in Huddersfield, where she is part of a thriving poetry community.  She has worked as a nurse and a medical book indexer, and now reads and writes poetry full time.  Her first collection, Dear Mr Asquith, was published in October 2010 by Smith Doorstop Books.  She has a special interest in the suffragettes, and is currently working on a biography of Mary Sophia Allen, one of the first British policewomen.

Clive McWilliam was highly commended In 2010 for the Forward Prize for Best Single Poem and short listed for the Manchester Prize. In the same year he won 2nd prize in both the Poetry London Competition and The Troubadour International.  In 2008 he won first prize in the Virginia Warbey Poetry Prize and came 3rd in The National Poetry Competition.
Clive?s work has appeared in The Rialto, Magma, Poetry London and Poetry Review. 

Jo Rose is a mesmerising new talent and voice.  You can hear him here.

Poets and Players is moving uptown for this next event, to the International Anthony Burgess Foundation.  Please join us at this exciting new venue.

where: IABF The Burgess 3 Cambridge Street M1 5BY
cost:  free

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