Tuesday 10 February – 7.00 pm
Booka Bookshop, Oswestry
26-28 Church Street, Oswestry, Shropshire SY11 2SP
Join us on 10 February 2015 at Booka Bookshop in Oswestry for an evening of poetry celebrating the Next Generation Poets.
The event will feature performances from Emma Jones and Hannah Lowe from the Next Generation Poets 2014.
Tickets £5 (Redeemable against a book)
For more information visit www.bookabookshop.co.uk
Emma Jones was born in Sydney, Australia and studied at the universities of Sydney and Cambridge. Her first book, The Striped World, was published in 2009 and won the Forward Prize for Best First Collection, the Queensland Premier’s Literary Award for Best Collection and was shortlisted for the John Llewellyn Rhys Prize. In 2009-10 she was poet in residence at the Wordsworth Trust.
Hannah Lowe was born in Essex in 1976 to an English mother and Chinese-Jamaican father. Chick (Bloodaxe, 2013)is her debut collection and was shortlisted for the Forward and Fenton Aldeburgh First Collection Prizes and the Seamus Heaney Centre Prize for Poetry. She has followed this with two pamphlets, R x in 2013 and Ormonde in 2014. She teaches Creative Writing at Oxford Brookes and her family memoir Long Time, No See will be published by Periscope in April 2015.