Hard Rain Poetry Evening – “Deep Encounters”

Hard Rain Poetry – an evening of poems, stories and creative ideas

Monday January 27th 2014 at Isis Café, 910 Stockport Road, Levenshulme, M19

This is a FREE event supported by Isis cafe with everyone welcome, no writing experience necessary

Hard Rain Poetry is a voluntary community project which encourages local creative expression. Sessions run on the last Monday of every month (except December).

January 2014 event

6pm- 8pm poetry/ creative writing workshop
The workshop will be run by Adam Strickson our guest writer with support from Shamshad Khan. Poet and dramatist Adam Strickson will look at the work of American poet Tess Gallagher. Gallagher’s beautifully controlled open form allows us gently into the experience of deep encounters with people, while demonstrating intricacies of language and diction. We will use her poems to inspire us to write about people close to us or whom we admire, living or dead. The session is suitable for new writers as well as those who have been writing for ages. A friendly space to share poems, stories, ideas and creativity.

8pm -10pm poetry performance/reading with open mic
Guest writer – Adam Strickson

Adam is a theatre director, poet, script writer and librettist, and Teaching Fellow in Creative Writing at the University of Leeds. His first collection, An Indian Rug Surprised by Snow, was published by Wrecking Ball Press in 2005. His second, Tear up the lace, came out with Graft Poetry in March 2011. He was lead artist for the imove Olympic cultural project Wingbeats, and a book of his poems and libretti for this project was published by Valley Press in December 2012. He specialises in intercultural community writing and theatre, especially in the towns and cities of Yorkshire and the North West.

Open mic: This is an opportunity to share- bring your own poems or your favourite poems by Tess Gallagher. Musicians also very welcome to perform.

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