UCP invite you to attend an evening of poetry readings from award winning poets.
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 short-listed 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 lives in Norwich with her husband, the poet Martin Figura, where they run Café Writers – a live literature organization.
Julia Webb is a poet, editor, creative writing tutor and a creative coach living in Norwich. Julia is one of the editorial team The Lighthouse – a journal for new writing published by Gatehouse Press.
Julia has been shortlisted for The Bridport Prize (2008 and 2009), highly commended in The Yeovil Prize (2009), commended in the Poetry-next-the-sea poetry competition (2012) and was runner up for the Cafe Writers’ Norfolk Commission (2009 and 2011). In 2010 she won an Arvon 42 Grant and in 2011 she was awarded a Malcolm Bradbury Continuation Grant from UEA. In 2011 she won The National Poetry Society Stanza Competition with her prose poem Lent and in 2014 she was shortlisted for The Poetry School/Pighog pamphlet Prize. Julia’s first full poetry collection Bird Sisters is published by Nine Arches Press in 2016.
Jonathan Morely previously programmed and produced theatre shows, concerts and outdoor arts festivals for The Drum in Birmingham and now works for Norwich Writer's Centre. He has been a publisher and literary activist in Coventry and taught writing and literature at the University of Warwick, Coventry University and the Workers’ Education Association. He contributed essays to The Oxford Companion to Black British History and has edited the work of numerous Caribbean writers, both historical figures and contemporaries. His new collection of poems, Euclid’s Harmonics, winner of a Café Writers Commission, is available from Ink Sweat & Tears.