Saturday, October 31, The Beacon, 8pm: Jo Bell’s poetry has been called ‘witty, sexy and deft’ by broadcaster Stuart Maconie. Join her to hear a lively selection of poems including material from her latest book Kith, and brand new work in progress.
Bell’s subjects include life on the English canals and a long career in professional archaeology. Renowned for her warm and engaging reading style, Bell will be joined on stage by a guest or two. There will be time for Q&A on boats, archaeology or poetics.
Bell’s awards for poetry include the Charles Causley Prize, the Manchester Cathedral Prize and a coveted Saboteur Award for her global workshop project 52. Formerly a professional archaeologist, she is a narrowboat-dweller and the Poetry Society’s first Canal Laureate for the UK. Carol Ann Duffy has called her ‘one of the most exciting poets now writing’. Her second collection Kith is available from Nine Arches Press.
Saturday, October 31. 8pm. The Beacon. Tickets: £6
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Online booking closes on October 30.