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LONDON SW5: troubadour poetry prize night 2017

Date: Monday 27 November, 2017
Time: 8:00 PM
Price: £7
Venue address:
Troubadour Coffee-House (Cellar-Club), 263-267 Old Brompton Road, LONDON SW5 9JA

Publicity material for this event says:

troubadour international poetry prize night, with 2017 judges Imtiaz Dharker & Michael Symmons Roberts read with 2017 prizewinners plus music from the manning sisters.

Not just a chance to join the literary world in celebrating news of 2017’s Troubadour International Poetry Prize winners but an opportunity to hear them read, to hear our judges report on what/why/how they decided, & to listen to both judges reading their own work:
Imtiaz Dharker, poet (visual artist & prizewinning film-maker) was born in Pakistan, grew up in Glasgow, & now divides her time between London, Wales & India. She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, is a prescribed poet for GCSE English, has appeared on Desert Island Discs, & has been awarded both the Society of Authors’ Cholomondeley Prize & the Queen’s Gold Medal for Poetry. Latest of her six poetry collections is Over the Moon (Bloodaxe, 2014).
Michael Symmons Roberts has also published 6 collections of poetry, all with Cape, including Drysalter (2013) & is Professor of Poetry at Manchester Metropolitan University. He has won the Forward Prize, Costa Book Award & Whitbread Prize for Poetry. Born in Preston, Lancs, he grew up in Newbury, Berks, &, in addition to his much-awarded poetry, has written & presented radio documentaries & dramas, & has written novels, libretti, & texts for oratorios & song cycles.
plus a special prize-night guest appearance from classical duo, Aisling & Julie-Anne Manning:
Aisling Manning works with (& has toured the world with) BBC Philharmonic Orchestra in Manchester, has worked with major orchestras in Britian, with Camerata Ireland under the baton of Barry Douglas, & was founding member & 1st violin with Palomino Quartet.
Cellist Julie-Anne Manning is a member of the Hallé Orchestra, has performed as principal cellist for a number of orchestras including Camerata Ireland & RTE Concert Orchestra, & regularly performs with the Rossi Quartet. Her many awards include the Sir John Barbirolli Prize.


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