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Mildly Erotic VerseThursday 26th May 2016, Bradford

Mildly Erotic Poetry at Bradford Literature Festival

Join us for an evening of mildly erotic poetry, with readings from Mona Arshi, Sophia Blackwell, Jo Brandon, Victoria Gatehouse, Steven Nash and Sudeep Sen. Presented by Emma Wright.

Bradford Waterstones, The Wool Exchange, Hustlergate, Bradford, BD1 1BL
Tickets £6, booking details here

Five LeavesTuesday 31st May 2016, Nottingham

Launch for Kathy Pimlott and Jo Dixon at Five Leaves Bookshop

We’re delighted to be celebrating the launch of two pamphlets by Nottingham poets: Kathy Pimlott‘s Goose Fair Night and Jo Dixon‘s A Woman in the Queue (The Melos Press). Join us in Five Leaves Bookshop for poetry readings by Kathy and Jo, introduced by Emma Wright.

Five Leaves Bookshop, 14a Long Row, Nottingham, NG1 2DH
Free entry – reserve a place by emailing fiveleaves.bookshopevents@gmail.com
Full details here. Join the Facebook event here.

WRL exhibitionMonday 30th May – Saturday 11th June 2016, London

Urban Myths and Legends exhibition at Westminster Reference Library

Artist-printmaker Mark Andrew Webber and illustrator Emma Wright are delighted to present an exhibition inspired by the Roman poet Ovid’s Metamorphoses and the new Emma Press anthology Urban Myths and Legends: Poems about Transformations.

  • Mark Andrew WebberMark Andrew Webber will be exhibiting a selection of his linocut city maps, including London and New York. He creates these maps by walking through the cities and collecting typography everywhere he goes – from street signs, shop windows, posters and flyers. He then integrates all these scraps of type into his map designs, which he painstakingly carves by hand into lino. You can read about Mark’s Berlin map on the BBC website and you can find out about his next project, the Tokyo map, on his Indiegogo fundraiser page.
  • Emma WrightEmma Wright will be exhibiting the ink illustrations she created for Urban Myths and Legends: Poems about TransformationsThe poems in the anthology take the themes of transformation and urban myths as a jumping-off point, but for the illustrations Emma returned to Ovid’s stories to create a personal response in ink drawings and watercolours.

See below for details of the private view and launch party.

10am-8pm weekdays, 10am-5pm Saturdays
1st-floor exhibition space, Westminster Reference Library
35 St Martin’s Street, London, WC2H 7HP (nearest tube Leicester Square/Charing Cross)
Free entry. Join the Facebook event here.

Urban-Myths-and-LegendsWednesday 1st June 2016, London

Launch party for Urban Myths and Legends at Westminster Reference Library

We’re launching our new poetry anthology, Urban Myths and Legends: Poems about Transformations, at the gorgeous Westminster Reference Library, alongside an art exhibition inspired by the book.

Join us from 5.30pm for a drinks reception, private view and poetry readings, all introduced by Emma Wright and Rachel Piercey. With readings from Sophie F Baker, Francine Elena, Ella Frears, Linda Goulden, John Greening, Jack Houston, Annie Katchinska, Emma McKervey, Richard O’Brien, Kathy Pimlott, Degna Stone, Jon Stone, Pam Thompson and Ruth Wiggins.

  • 5.30pm-7pm: drinks reception and private view
  • 7pm-8.30pm: poetry readings

1st-floor exhibition space, Westminster Reference Library
35 St Martin’s Street, London, WC2H 7HP (nearest tube Leicester Square/Charing Cross)
Free entry, please RSVP to rblack1@westminster.gov.uk
Join the Facebook event here.

Trouble and Mackerel SaladTuesday 14th June 2016, London

Launch party for Ben Rogers and Alison Winch

Join us for the launch of two fabulous poetry pamphlets: Trouble by Alison Winch and Mackerel Salad by Ben Rogers.

7.30-9.30pm (readings from 8pm)
Upstairs, Betsey Trotwood pub, 56 Farringdon Road, London, EC1R 3BL
Free entry. Facebook event here.