THE LAPWING READING . Two poets published through the legendary LAPWING PRESS of Belfast read alongside four of the region’s hottest new talents. The Lapwing reading is one of a series of events building up to the Festival. Keep an ear to the ground and visit our website for more information.
IAN PARKS was one of the Poetry Society New Poets in 1996. His collections include Shell Island (2006), Love Poems : 1970 –2009 ( 2009 ), and The Landing Stage ( 2010 ). He has taught creative writing at the universities of Sheffield, Hull, Oxford and Leeds. His poems appear in, among others, Poetry Review, Poetry ( Chicago ), The Liberal, Stand, The Observer, and the Independent on Sunday. A selection also appears in Old City : New Rumours, edited by Carol Rumens and Ian Gregson. A new collection, The Exile’s House, is due from Waterloo Press in 2011.
ANDREW OLDHAM is an award – winning writer and poet. His work has featured in the Sunday Times, Ambit, the London Magazine, Interpreter’s House, North American Review and Poetry Salzberg. His poetry has been broadcast on BBC Radio 4’s Poetry Please. Andrew lectures on creative writing for Edge Hill University and the Open University. He lives in Saddleworth, where he curses rain and climbs trees to face North winds.
SUPPORTED BY: LIZ VENN, TIM ELLIS, BECKY CHERRIMAN and DAVID BORROTT.
PROMOTED BY: LIPPfest—the Leeds Independent Press Poetry Festival—kicks off on September 24th at the Carriageworks Theatre, Leeds, with a programme of readings from twenty-one poets, six workshops, symposiums, and publishing talks. An independent presses book fair will give people the chance to browse and buy from a range of literature not stocked on the shelves of your average bookshop. www.lippfest.co.uk
chapman & scarecrow is a not-for-profit organisation committed to presenting the very best in independent talent throughout the country, assisting the sale of literature from independent presses, encouraging people to read more widely, taking the local and making it national as part of our cultural life and heritage. www.chapmanscarecrow.co.uk
MONDAY 6 JUNE 2011 • THE CARRIAGEWORKS THEATRE • MILLENNIUM SQUARE • LEEDS • 7 : 30pm
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