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Poetry readings

LONDON W1J: Jill Abram presents Stablemates

Date: Thursday 25 May, 2017
Time: 7:00 PM
Price: £8 advance/£10 on the door inc glass of wine
Venue address:
Waterstones Piccadilly, 203/206 Piccadilly, London W1J 9HD

Publicity material for this event says:

Jill Abram presents Stablemates: a poetry salon with Ruth Padel, Liz Berry and Kayo Chingonyi of Chatto & Windus.
Poetry starts promptly at 7.30pm. Booking via Event Website

Ruth Padel’s 52 Ways of Looking at a Poem has helped many learn how reading modern poetry can change their lives. She has been shortlisted for the TS Eliot prize four times, most recently for Learning to Make an Oud in Nazareth. Her latest book is Tidings – A Christmas Journey. 'Sexy, strong, rhythmic, passionate, fully alive and a whiz with words.' - Jeanette Winterson

Liz Berry’s first full collection, Black Country, won many awards including the Forward Prize for Best First Collection. The best way to experience the vernacular and dialect of these 'ecstatic, quicksilver poems, ablaze with originality, curiosity and a passion for words' (Ruth Padel) is to hear Liz speak them.

Kayo Chingonyi is a fellow of The Complete Works II and Malika’s Poetry Kitchen. In 2012 he won the Geoffrey Dearmer Prize and represented Zambia at Poetry Parnassus. He has been shortlisted twice for the Brunel University African Poetry Prize. His debut, Kumukanda, rendered in poems that are elegant yet conversational, fluent yet profoundly skilful, touched with heart-stopping lyricism (Henry Shukman) will be on sale at Stablemates ahead of its publication in June.

Chatto & Windus is the oldest continuous imprint at Penguin Random House UK. Founded in 1855 by John Camden Hotten, it was sold on his death in 1873 to his junior partner Andrew Chatto, who took on the minor poet W. E. Windus as a sleeping partner.

Stablemates is supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England

020 7851 2400

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