Storm and Golden Sky: Natasha Borton and John Redmond

Friday 25th September, 7 PM start, £5. Up the stairs (at the back of the bar room) at the Caledonia pub, Catharine Street, in the Georgian Quarter, Liverpool.

Natasha Borton is Welsh writer. She is part of Voicebox Collective in Wrexham, North Wales and Talking Doorsteps, the international collective with Roundhouse and British Arts Council. She has been published in Litmus, Erbacce, For Books Sake and threeandahalfpointnine. Natasha performs regularly in North Wales and the North West including the Bluecoat, Everyman and Playhouse and The Lowry. Natasha was runner up for the Erbacce prize and her chapbook Signed Asbestos will be coming out late 2015.

John Redmond was born in Dublin in 1967. After completing a D. Phil on the subject of contemporary poetry at Oxford, he taught for two years at Macalester College in Minnesota. Currently he is a Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing at the University of Liverpool. MUDe and Thumb’s Width are published by Carcanet. He reviews poetry widely and was associated with the poetry magazine, Thumbscrew. He has published a textbook How to Write a Poem (Oxford: Blackwell) and was the editor of James Liddy: Selected Poems (Dublin: Arlen House). His critical book Poetry and Privacy: Questioning Public Interpretations of Contemporary British and Irish Poetry has just been published by Seren.