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Poetry readings

YORK: Finding the Words

Date: Thursday 23 February, 2017
Time: 7pm-8pm
Price: £3 (or £2 with a YorkCard).
Venue address: York Explore Library, Library Square, Museum Street, York, YO1 7DS

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Enjoyment guaranteed! Listen to poets from Yorkshire and beyond with a glass in your hand, at our relaxed and welcoming poetry evening.

Finding the Words is a regular poetry evening every fourth Thursday of the month at York Explore Library. Each evening brings together three poets and we aim to include both published writers and those working towards a collection. Finding the Words starts at about 7pm, admission is just £3 (or £2 with a York Card). We’ll have a bar available and readings last around an hour. The evening is also a chance to share and chat, so please feel free to bring any news or information about poetry local, regional or national.

Will Kemp has won the Keats-Shelley Prize, the Cinnamon Pamphlet Competition, the Envoi International and the Debut Collection Award, and has also been well-placed in several other national competitions.  His poems have been published in The Rialto, Ambit, Magma, Envoi, The Guardian and others.  Cinnamon has published his collections Nocturnes, Lowland and The Painters Who Studied Clouds, as well as his award-winning pamphlet, The Missing Girl.

Jane Kite lives in Otley.   Her poems have appeared in various magazines, in anthologies from Frogmore Press and Paper Swans and in various other places.  She is frequently shortlisted and commended in competitions and has won minor prizes.  She reads regularly at events around West Yorkshire and sometimes further afield.  Her verse play Bad Jenny has been performed three times and a version of it is available on ChapelFM radio  With another poet, she runs Half Moon Books, a small publisher of poetry

Rob Miles is from Devon and lives in Yorkshire. His poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in magazines and anthologies such as Ambit, Orbis, The Interpreter's House, Obsessed with Pipework, York Literary Review, South Bank Poetry, Angle, Lunar Poetry, The Garden (OWF Press) The Anthology of Age (The Emma Press) and the Remember Oluwale Anthology (Valley Press). He’s won competitions including the Philip Larkin Society Prize. Other poems have been placed, commended or shortlisted in competitions including the Bridport, Guernsey, Wenlock, York and Ilkley literature festivals, The, Live Canon, the Poetry on the Lake, the O’Donoghue, and three times in the National Poetry Competition.

Contact: or 01904 552828

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