Emma Press Manchester Poetry Showcase

25 September
Emma Press Manchester Poetry Showcase
6:30 PM
Blackwell's Bookshop, Manchester

Blackwell’s Manchester will be hosting an evening of poetry with The Emma Press to celebrate the release of new collections from Charlotte Wetton (Accessioning), Rebecca Hurst (The Fox’s Wedding) and Kirstie Millar (The Strange Egg). Charlotte, Rebecca and Kirstie will all be reading from and discussing their work as well as signing copies.

Doors: 6.30, starts: 6.45

Tickets for this event are free but do please register your interest in advance. If you would like a signed copy of either book but cannot make the event, please contact the bookshop on 0161 274 3331 or manchester@blackwell.co.uk and they can arrange this for you.

About the authors:

Charlotte Wetton‘s first pamphlet I Refuse to Turn into a Hat-Stand won the Michael Marks Awards 2017. She has performed at Aldeburgh and Ledbury festivals and came second in the StAnza Slam. Her work has appeared on BBC Radio 3 and at the Manchester Festival of Libraries. She received a New Writing North award in 2019 and is currently an AHRC-funded PhD candidate at the University of Manchester. Her second pamphlet, Accessioning, is just out with The Emma Press.

Rebecca Hurst is a writer, opera-maker and illustrator. She was born in East Sussex and now lives in Greater Manchester. Rebecca’s poetry has appeared in various international magazines, including The Rialto, PN Review, Agenda, Aesthetica, The Clearing, and Magma Poetry. In 2021 a selection of her poems were published in the Carcanet anthology New Poetries VIII. Rebecca has a PhD in Creative Writing from the University of Manchester and was artist in residence at the John Ryland’s Library from autumn 2019 to spring 2020. She is co-founder of the Voicings Collective. The Fox’s Wedding (The Emma Press) was published in 2022.

Kirstie Millar is a writer based in Manchester. In 2017 she founded Ache, an intersectional feminist press publishing writing and art on illness, health, bodies and pain. She completed her MA in Creative Writing at UEA and was a recipient of the Ink, Sweat and Tears Scholarship. Her writing has been published by Prototype, 3 of Cups Press and has been commended by Penguin’s WriteNow programme in 2020 and the UEA New Forms Awards in 2021. Her pamphlet The Strange Egg was published in January 2023.

Event details

Date: 25 September 2023.
Time: 6:30 PM
Venue: Blackwell's Bookshop, Manchester
Phone: 0161 274 3331
Event Type: Book launch
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