Saturday 23rd September
An afternoon of alternative poetries
4.00 – 6.00, Deansgate Waterstones
Free entry, free wine
Sally Barrett, Cathy Butterworth, Calum Gardner, Judith Goldman, Claire Potter
SALLY BARRETT ~
lives and writes in Manchester, works in Salford and is from the right side of the Pennines (Leeds). She has been published by Redceilings blog, 3am Magazine (in collaboration), Hypnopomp magazine and will be published in Picaroon magazine later this year. She has self-published a booklet titled ‘They’re coming to take me away’ and one in collaboration: ‘67, 100, sometimes 10’. Her blog can be found at mcbarrettblog.wordpress.com.
CATHY BUTTERWORTH ~
is an artist who makes work at the intersection of writing, performance and visual art. Her recent pamphlet Cimmerian was published by Dock Road Press. Performance actions, writing and visual art projects include: Sketches for Britain (Bridewell Gallery, Liverpool, 2010), 22 Mondays (durational performance with Mark Greenwood, 2015), Everyone in Your Life is a Figment of Your Imagination (Delhi, 2015), Elective Affinities (Tate Liverpool 2016) and True Blue: 26 Lost Performances (2016). Her literary object, Fortunate, was published by zimZalla in December 2016.
CALUM GARDNER ~
is a poet and the editor of Zarf magazine, and currently teaches at the University of Leeds. Calum’s poems have been published in places like datableed, Poetry Wales, The Literateur, and Jungftak.
JUDITH GOLDMAN ~
is the author of Vocoder (Roof), Deathstar/Rico-chet (O Books), l.b.; or, catenaries (Krupskaya), and agon (The Operating System). Her current project _______ Mt. [blank mount]: “Mont Blanc” + Mont Blanc / light + color / grieving Earth writes through past futures and future histories of ecological catastrophe, using the lens of Mont Blanc. She is core faculty in the Poetics Program at SUNY, Buffalo and Poetry Features Editor for Postmodern Culture.
CLAIRE POTTER ~
Born in Merseyside, Claire Potter is an artist writer working across performance, publication, installation and film to reconsider modes of reading, writing and speaking by giving precedence to forms of vernacular and modes of articulation. Author of Mental Furniture (VerySmallKitchen, 2014) and Round That Way (Ma Bibliotheque, 2017). Collaborates with all necessary difficulty and joy on trauma-focused sonic works with artist and musician Bridget Hayden. More info at clairepotter.net