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5921841Lyra Bristol Poetry Festival - Stephen Sexton & Bad Betty Press
DateFriday 20th March 2020
DescriptionAn evening of poetry readings from radical voices in UK published poetry, including Penguin published writer and winner of the 2019 Forward Prize for Best First Collection, Stephen Sexton. We are delighted to welcome two outstanding emerging voices from independent publisher Bad Betty Press, Gboyega Odubanjo and Charlotte Geater. Hosted by Bad Betty Press Co-Founder Jake Wild Hall. STEPHEN SEXTON lives in Belfast. His poems have appeared in Granta, POETRY, and Best British Poetry 2015. His pamphlet, Oils, was the Poetry Book Society's Winter Pamphlet Choice. He was the winner of the 2016 National Poetry Competition, the recipient of an ACES award from the Arts Council of Northern Ireland, and was awarded an Eric Gregory Award in 2018. In 2019, he won the Forward Prize for Best First Collection. GBOYEGA ODUBANJO is a British-Nigerian poet born and raised in East London. In 2018 he completed an MA in Poetry at the University of East Anglia. Gboyega's pamphlet While I Yet Live was published by Bad Betty and named one of the Poetry School Books of 2018. He is a member of the Barbican Young Poets, the Roundhouse Poetry Collective, and (In)Space. CHARLOTTE GEATER lives in Walthamstow. She is a freelance editor and writer, and volunteers at a community library. Her poetry has appeared in Queen Mobs Tea House, The White Review, Clinic and The Best British Poetry 2013. She won The White Review Poets Prize in 2018. She has published two pamphlets: poems for my FBI agent (Bad Betty) and against my own feelings (If a Leaf Falls Press) JAKE WILD HALL is one half of Bad Betty Press, the host of Boomerang Club and winner of the PBH 2016 Spirit Of The Free Fringe Award. He has performed on BBC Radio and at festivals and literary events across the UK. He is the author of two pamphlets, Blank and Solomons Worldlonglisted for Best Pamphlet in the 2018 Saboteur Awards. He co-edited anthologies The Dizziness of Freedom and Alter Egos.
Time(s)Mar 20, 7.30pm
LocationWaterstones Galleries
Price£7, Please note that events can occasionally be cancelled at short notice or their times or dates may alter; we therefore recommend that you check with the shop before travelling.If you are unable to attend an event we can often reserve signed copies. Please contact the host shop for details. Reserved copies cannot be guaranteed and may not always carry dedications.All signings (unless otherwise stated) operate on a first come first served basis, so early arrival is often recommended.
Telephone No.0117 925 2274
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Waterstones Galleries
Address11A Union Gallery, The Mall
Bristol
BS1 3XD
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