Saturday, 14th May, 1 PM. St.Helens Central Library Victoria Square St.Helens , WA10 1DY. Free. Knives Forks and Spoons press return to St Helens library with James Davies and Tom Jenks.
New book from Other Room reader Rachel Sills out now on Knives Forks and Spoons.
Other Room reader Leanne Bridgewater’s first collection of experimental poetry, out now on Knives Forks and Spoons.
Scott Thurston has edited a festschrift in celebration of Robert Sheppard’s sixtieth birthday, out now on Knives Forks and Spoons and available to buy for the reduced price of £10 until the end of December.
The KFS pop-up reading series continues at 13:00 on the 12th of December 2015 in the public area of St Helens Central Library, Victoria Square, St Helens, Merseyside, WA10 1DY. The readers are Tom Jenks and Ann Matthews, who will be reading from her new book, Losing Boundaries.
Words Out of Time deforms and reforms a story of Sheppard’s life as an othering, an ‘autrebiography’, in modes that include what he calls ‘unwriting’, working through and transforming diaries and journals. The Given tells it in four different ways, from a litany of what hasn’t been remembered, to an alphabetical disfigurement of its features. Arrival invents a demonic sibling, generated from the diaries, restlessly inhabiting lyrics, a short story, an essay and footnotes. In When Sheppard goes conceptual with ‘With’, while ‘Words’ weaves abandoned (found) texts to shake up this history; ‘Work’ distends temporality, reverses standard autobiography’s fascination with origins, slows down time to show how work works its way into a life. Out now on Knives Forks and Spoons.