Guest Poet: Rachel Curzon
Rachel Curzon was born in Leeds in 1978. She was awarded an Eric Gregory Award in 2007, and in 2016 her pamphlet Faber New Poets 16 was published as part of the Faber New Poets scheme. She now lives and teaches in Hampshire.
Guest Poet: Helen Evans
Helen Evans began her working life as a journalist, taking up gliding as a hobby. Between 1999 and 2008 she combined the two as the editor of the sport's national magazine, Sailplane & Gliding.
She started to write poems again a decade ago and went on to gain an MLitt in Creative Writing from the University of St Andrews. Her poem Night Crossing came third in the Manchester Cathedral prize in 2010 and her work has appeared in a wide range of print and online magazines.
Between 2011 and 2016 she worked each year as a tutor on the University of St Andrews' Creative Writing Summer Programme.
Her debut pamphlet, Only by Flying, was published by HappenStance Press in 2015 and shortlisted for the 2016 Callum Macdonald Memorial Award.
She lives in Devon and her share of the takings from this Words & Ears is being donated to the county's Force Cancer Charity.
31st August 2017, The Swan Hotel, Bradford on Avon, Wiltshire BA15 1LN
7:30pm - 10:00pm.
Come and join us at Bradford's poem-and-a-pint night. Bring a poem, story or song to share, or just bring yourself. All performers and listeners welcome: open mic slots always available. £4 on the door.