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An evening of Performance Poetry with Martin Figura & Charley Genever
Thu 17 November 2016, 19:00 – 20:00 GMT
Charley Genever is best known as Peterborough Poet Laureate 2016. At 24, she is the youngest poet to have been awarded the title, and in her short career so far she has worked with and performed for Cambridge Junction, Apples and Snakes, The Poetry Society and Southbank Centre. In April 2016 she performed in the Elgar Room of the Royal Albert Hall at the finals of Poetry Rivals 2015. She holds a BA in English Literature and Creative Writing. Living and working from Peterborough, she hosts open mic night ‘Pint of Poetry’, and produces quarterly spoken word night ‘Freak Speak’.
Martin Figura collection and show Whistle (Arrowhead Press) were 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. He’s published 2 pamphlets with Nasty Little Press: Arthur and Boring The Arse Off Young People. His new show Dr Zeeman’s Catastrophe Machine showcased in 2016 ahead of touring in 2017. A collection of the same name with Cinnamon Press was published in February. The pamphlet Shed was published with Gatehouse Press in June 2016. He lives in Norwich where he runs the monthly literature event Café Writers.