San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
A discussion about running the highly successful indie press, Penned in the Margins, along with remarkable performances.
Thursday 22nd November, Quad South Hall, 7-9pm
Tom Chivers was born in South London in 1983. His publications include How to Build a City (Salt, 2009), The Terrors (Nine Arches, 2009; shortlisted for the Michael Marks Award) and, as editor, Generation Txt, City State and the award-winning Adventures in Form. In 2008 BBC Radio 4 broadcast his documentary about the poet Barry MacSweeney. Since 2005 he has run the poetry publisher and arts producer Penned in the Margins. From 2008 to 2011 he was co-Director of London Word Festival, for which he commissioned a wide range of new literary, performance and cross-artform work. His work has been described by Iain Sinclair as 'dark London history, dredged and interrogated' and by Luke Kennard as 'a genuine, lyrical appraisal of contemporary life'. He won an Eric Gregory Award in 2011.
Ross Sutherland was born in Edinburgh in 1979. A former lecturer in electronic literature at Liverpool John Moore’s University, Ross works as a freelance journalist and tutor in creative writing. His first collection, Things To Do Before You Leave Town, was published in 2009, followed by the limited edition mini-book Twelve Nudes in 2010 and the e-book Hyakuretsu Kyaku in 2011. His latest collection is Emergency Window, described by The Independent as full of 'lucid observations, smart conceits and insights into the contemporary world'. Ross is a member of live literature collective Aisle 16, and has toured solo and collaborative shows nationally and internationally, including The Three Stigmata of Pacman and Comedian Dies in the Middle of Joke.
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