At 7.30 pm. £5 entry, then donation for refreshments.




Saturday 3 December 2016

Poetry at The Room, 33 Holcombe Road, Tottenham Hale, N17 9AS (at 7.30)

Reading by  The High Window Press - with Keith Hutson, Bethany W. Pope, Richard Skinner and Anthony Howell, introduced by Anthony Costello

Anthony Costello

Anthony Costello is a writer and poetry event organiser. His first poetry collection, The Mask, was published by Lapwing Publications in 2014. His second, Angles & Visions, (High Window Press) was published in 2016. He is currently working on a non-fiction book about Artists and their Physicians. Anthony is co-editor and associate publisher at The High Window Press.


Keith Hutson has written for Coronation Street and many well-known comedians, as well as running a large landscaping business. His poetry is widely-published in journals including The Rialto, The North, Magma, Stand, Agenda, The Interpreter's House, Poetry Salzburg Review and he has won a Poetry Business Yorkshire Prize judged by Billy Collins. He delivers poetry and performance workshops in schools for The Prince's Trust, and hosts a monthly poetry/music event, WordPlay, in Halifax. He's a former amateur boxer.


Bethany W Pope Bethany W Pope is an award-winning writer. She received her PhD from Aberystwyth University’s Creative Writing program, and her MA from the University of Wales Trinity St David. She has published several collections of poetry: A Radiance (Cultured Llama, 2012) Crown of Thorns,(Oneiros Books, 2013), The Gospel of Flies (Writing Knights Press 2014), and Undisturbed Circles (Lapwing, 2014). Her collection The Rag and Boneyard was published this year by Indigo Dreams and her chapbook Among The White Roots shall be released by Three Drops Press next autumn. Her first novel, Masque, was published by Seren this June.


Richard Skinner’s poems have appeared in numerous publications and have been longlisted for the National Poetry Competition. His debut collection, 'the light user scheme', was published by Smokestack in 2013. His most recent pamphlet is 'Terrace' (Smokestack, 2015). He is Director of the Fiction Programme at Faber Academy. He also runs Vanguard Readings and its publishing arm Vanguard Editions.


John Duffy is a native Glaswegian, he moved to Huddersfield (via London) and through a Kirklees Poetry Workshop met the three other writers who founded the Albert Poets in 1993: the group continues to run workshops in various places and readings in the Albert (the pub nearest Huddersfield Library).

His previous publications are Perpetual Light (Spout), The Constancy of Stone (Nepotism Press)and Troika (Scratch) - with Paul Donnelly and William Park, and Glamourie (Calder Valley Poetry).

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Anthony Howell will have a new book of poems - From Inside - published by The High Window in March 2017.  He is the organiser of Poetry at The Room.  Previous books of poetry have been published by Anvil, which has now been taken over by Carcanet.

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