Writers in the Bath
12th December 2017, 7:30pm - 10:00pm, The Bath Hotel, 66-68 Victoria Street, Sheffield S3 7QL
Hosted by Cora Greenhill
The last of a year of superlative poetry at The Bath!
And in the company of these poets, we will be leaving the year with a magnificent poetic flourish! Julia Deakin is no stranger for she brought us an unforgettable reading with a code in her dose a couple of years back. We hope she's well on the way to recovery. She is a poet with a brilliant ability to be witty, poignant and profound all at the same time, and has written the best concrete Christmas poem I've ever seen!
I haven't met Dawn Gorman yet, but the poems I've read of hers are full of the kind of subtly depicted human dramas that catch my throat as I read them. She believes poems should be everythwere including on beermats, so hopefully we'll get some new ones left behind on the night!
Come and join the poetry party, and bring an Open Mic poem that can be written on a beermat, or in a Christmas card however subversive, or has some kind of seasonal significance! (I know, I know!) Bring one by someone else as a stocking fillerâ€¦or just come, and bring a friend.
We can play musical chairs if you don't want to perch on a stool all night!
Julia Deakin was born in Nuneaton and meandered north to Yorkshire. The Half-Mile-High Club (2007) was a Poetry Business Competition winner and her full-length collections, Without a Dog (2008) and Eleven Wonders (2011) impressed poets as diverse as Anne Stevenson, Simon Armitage, Alison Brackenbury and Michael Symmons Roberts. Widely published, she has read on Poetry Please and won many prizes. Unlike her thespian namesake, she is not currently starring in Coronation Street.
Dawn Gorman: Having almost completely escaped from her first career as a journalist and editor, Dawn Gorman now devises and runs community arts events, and collaborates widely. In 2015, the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, and 250 schoolchildren, wrote a symphony based on her poem Replenishment. The overture, devised as a film poem, appeared at Cannes Short Film Festival. Her poetry has been published in magazines including Magma, Iota, The Rialto, Under the Radar and The Interpreter's House, and in numerous anthologies. Her pamphlet This Meeting of Tracks was published in the Pushcart Prize-nominated four-poet Mend & Hone (2013). She has an MA in Creative Writing from Bath Spa University. And was born and raised in Chesterfield.