- Start: 31 January 2018 3:00 pm
- Venue: Belfry arts centre
- Categories: Coast Arts Literary Teas, literary, storytelling, talk
- Tags: ticket
Donations appreciated; booking essential; tea, cakes, wine, beer available to purchase from The Old Poppyland Tea Room.
Martin Figura’s collection and show Whistle was shortlisted for the Ted Hughes Award and won the 2013 Saboteur Award for Best Spoken Word Show. He won the Poetry Society’s 2010 Hamish Canham Prize. His most recent publications are Shed (Gatehouse Press) and Dr Zeeman’s Catastrophe Machine (Cinnamon Press) both published in 2016. The spoken word show Dr Zeeman’s Catastrophe Machine, showcased in 2016, begins touring in 2017. He was recently runner up in the 2017 RSPB/Rialto Poetry Competition. He lives in Norwich with Helen Ivory and sciatica, where he runs the literature event Café Writers.
“Figura was a revelation – funny,sharp and on top form.” Robert McCrum, The Observer
Helen Ivory is a poet and visual artist. She has won a Gregory Award and her fourth Bloodaxe Books collection, the semi-autobiographical Waiting for Bluebeard was shortlisted for the East Anglian Book Awards (2014). She edits the webzine Ink Sweat and Tears and is tutor and Course Director for the UEA/Writers Centre Norwich online creative writing programme. Fool’s World a collaborative Tarot with the artist Tom de Freston (Gatehouse Press) won the 2016 Saboteur Award for Best Collaborative Work. Hear What the Moon Told Me, a book of collage/ mixed media/ acrylic painted poems, was published this year by Knives Forks and Spoons Press. She was recently awarded an Arts Council grant to work The Anatomical Venus, her forthcoming collection from Bloodaxe Books.
‘A direct approach, via deep folklore and dream imagery, to the conundrum of being a woman – in keeping with what I think we mean when we say “women’s writing”. This book is mischievously dark, rich with anti-logic and harnessed to the power of something we used to call magic.’ – Katy Evans-Bush Magma