15/06/2017 | Art Gallery
Literary Voices of the Region
Join Dave Reeves, Charlie Hill, R.M. Francis, Samantha Roden, Paul Wooldridge and Willis the Poet as they show the 'now' of Mercia's writing.
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Mierce's Marks. A unique literary event, showcasing six of the finest writers of the region to represent different aspects of its Literature. Formalist Verse, Flash Fiction, Comedy Performance Poetry: this will be an event that showcases different voices, at different stages of their career - allowing new voices to share space with established ones - allowing an audience to see the changing trends of regional writing.
Join us with:
Dave Reeves: poet-in-residence at the Black Country Museum, author of Black Country Dialects (Offa's Press). He's an internationally published poet-performer. With harmonica and squeezebox, Dave is described as 'a feast of lyrical and musical wit' where 'the interplay between music and poetry works beautifully'.
Samantha Roden: poet, educational author and critic. She is widely published and was recently named one of The Best New British and Irish Poets 2017. She falls over frequently.
Paul Wooldridge: Published in The New Humanist magazine, The Cannon's Mouth, About Larkin (The Philip Larkin Society's quarterly magazine), A Swift Exit, Poems to Survive in, and Graffiti literary magazine. He writes in formal styles, on ageing, death, children and other ponderings common for a married father of two girls.
Charlie Hill: A writer from Birmingham. He the author of two critically acclaimed novels, a novella, numerous short stories and the odd poem.
Willis the Poet: A comedy stand-up poet, a regular featured poet on the national circuit. Won the 1st round of Bristol's InkBomb slam and was runner up in the Wolverhampton Literary Festival Slam. He runs The Caffe Grande Slam, a monthly event in Dudley.
R. M. Francis: Poet, Visiting Lecturer and PhD student at the University of Wolverhampton. His Chapbooks are, Transitions (The Black Light Engine Room, 2015) Orpheus (Lapwing Publications, 2016), and Transform (A Swift Exit, tbc).