Wednesday 29 October – 7.30 pm

Studio, Sheffield University Student Union

Western Bank, Sheffield S10 2TG

Join us on 29 October 2014 at Sheffield’s Off the Shelf Festival of Words for an evening of poetry celebrating the Next Generation Poets 2014.

The event will feature performances from Rebecca Goss and Mark Waldron from the Next Generation Poets 2014. Joining them will be special guests Ian Duhig – from 1994’s New Generation – and local poet, Ben Wilkinson.

£6.50/£5.50 (conc.)

Buy tickets and find out more here

Rebecca Goss wp

Rebecca Goss was born and grew up in Suffolk. She has an MA in Creative Writing from Cardiff University and taught Creative Writing at Liverpool John Moores University for several years. Her first collection The Anatomy of Structures was published in 2010 by Flambard Press. Her second collection Her Birth (Carcanet) was shortlisted for the 2013 Forward Prize for Best Collection. She is now a full-time writer and lives in Suffolk.

Mark Waldron wp

Mark Waldron was born in New York and works in advertising. His first book, The Brand New Darkwas published by Salt Publishing in 2008 and his second, The Itchy Sea, came out in September 2011. His work appears in Identity Parade: New British and Irish Poets (Bloodaxe, 2010) and Best British Poetry 2012 and 2013 (Salt). He lives in London with his wife and son.

Ian Duhig (credit Claire McNamee)

A writer and teacher of creative writing, Ian Duhig has published seven collections of poetry and has been shortlisted for the Forward, Costa and T S Eliot Prizes. He is the editor of a number of anthologies and chaired the judges of the 2013 T S Eliot Prize.

Ben Wilkinson, Guardian profile

Ben Wilkinson was born in Staffordshire and now lives in Sheffield. His latest pamphlet of poems is For Real (Smith|Doorstop, 2014), winner of both the Poetry Business Competition and a 2014 Northern Writers’ Award. Among other things he works as a critic, reviewing new poetry for The Guardian and The Times Literary Supplement.