Word’s Work

27 April, 19:00–22:00.& Model, 19 East Parade, Leeds, LS1 2BH.

Five diverse writers from UK and Ireland are brought together to read and perform previously published essays, poetry and sound works on the top floor of &Model gallery in Leeds.
Published and artist-published books, zines and audio will be on display and for sale during the evening with readings and performances by

Amy Cutler (Leeds),
Stephen Emmerson (London),
Megan Nolan (Dublin),
Nat Raha (London) and
Nathan Walker (York).

Free Entry and Donations Bar.
Word’s Work is organised by Matt Cole, Chris Stephenson and Claire Potter.

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Amy Cutler is a writer, curator and post doctoral fellow at the University of Leeds where she researches environmental history, historical geography, and modern British poetry. Amy is also the co-founder of the award winning cultural film program PASSENGER FILMS. amycutler.wordpress.com

Stephen Emmerson’s current practice investigates, space, performance, and the placebo effect. His collections include: ‘A never ending poem…’ (Zimzalla) ‘Telegraphic Transcriptions’ (Dept Press / Stranger Press), ‘No Ideas but in Things’ (Dark Windows Press), ‘Stephen Emmerson’s Poetry Wholes’ (If P then Q), and ‘Letters to Verlaine (Deep White Sound). His work has been exhibited at Albion, The Dark Would, Visual Poetics at the South Bank Centre, Pharmacopoetics, Farringdon Factory, Illuminations, and Lorem Ipsum. stephenemmerson.wordpress.com

Megan Nolan is based in Dublin, where she has written poetry, stand up comedy, and freelance journalism. She is currently focused on creative non-fiction and the confessional essay. Megan recently participated in Morgan Quintance’s radio show ‘Studio Visit’ at the Irish Museum of Modern Art, due to be broadcast on Resonance FM this summer. megannolanwriting.tumblr.com

Nat Raha lives in South London. Her poetry includes countersonnets (Contraband Books, 2013) and Octet (Veer Books, 2010) and pamphlets including ‘radio / threat’ (sociopathetic distribution, 2014) and ‘mute exterior intimate’ (Oystercatcher Press, 2013). Her work has appeared in numerous journals, including Tripwire, Elderly, Materials and Cordite Poetry Review, and has performed her work internationally. She’s currently undertaking a PhD on Marxism, queer theory and contemporary poetry at the University of Sussex, UK. sociopatheticsemaphores.blogspot.co.uk

Nathan Walker is an artist, curator and writer. His work investigates writing and speaking in and as performance. Primarily working in the fields of performance and action art, Nathan’s works explores expanded concepts of writing, including durational writing and sound poetry. His work also extends into online projects that consider the event of performance in electronic poetry. Alongside artist Victoria Gray he is co-director of Oui Performance an artist-led organisation dedicated to research and presentation of performance art.
nathan-walker.co.uk

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