Thursday 19 March – 3.45 PM

Writers’ Centre Norwich

14 Princes Street, Norwich, Norfolk NR3 1AE

Join us on 19 March 2015 at Writers’ Centre Norwich in association with British Council International for an evening of poetry celebrating the Next Generation Poets.

The event will feature performances from Rebecca Goss and Luke Kennard from the Next Generation Poets 2014. They will be joined on the afternoon by special guest Patience Agbabi, from 2004’s New Generation and Faber New Poet, Zaffar Kunial.

Tickets are free but limited. Please RSVP to

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.

Luke Kennard wp

Luke Kennard is a poet and writer of fiction. He won an Eric Gregory award in 2005 for his first collection of prose poems, The Solex Brothers (Stride Books), and his second collection of poetry, The Harbour Beyond the Movie (Salt, 2007), made him the youngest poet ever to be nominated for the Forward Poetry Prize for Best Collection. His criticism has appeared in Poetry London and The Times Literary Supplement, and his first fiction publication, Holophin (Penned in the Margins, 2012), won the Saboteur Award for Best Novella 2013. He lectures in Creative Writing at the University of Birmingham and his latest collection, A Lost Expression, was published by Salt in 2012.

Patience Agbabi

Born in 1965, Patience Agbabi is a poet and spoken word performer. Her use of traditional poetic forms with hard-hitting contemporary themes makes her an important voice on the poetry circuit today. Her retelling of the Canterbury Tales, Telling Tales, was published earlier this year.