Friday 7th October: the Exeter Poetry Festival weekend begins with Annie Freud and Penelope Shuttle
Friday 7th October
Venue: Ballroom, Exeter Community Centre, St. David’s Hill, EX4 3RG
Admission: £8 (£6 concessions) from Exeter Phoenix Box Office or on the door
Our Friday night reading traditionally features South-West poets with national and international profiles, and this year we’re proud to welcome Penelope Shuttle and Annie Freud.
Image courtesy Annie Freud
Annie Freud’s first collection of poetry The Best Man That Ever Was(Picador 2007) marked the start of a third career, following one as an embroiderer and another in local government. Her third collection, The Remains (Picador 2016) is concerned with what is left when everything is broken or lost. She was one of the Poetry Book Society’s Next Generation Poets in 2014.
Image courtesy Penelope Shuttle
Penelope Shuttle is a former winner of a Cholmondeley Award and a Forward Poetry Prize; her most recent publications are: Redgrove’s Wife (Bloodaxe Books, 2006); Sandgrain and Hourglass (Bloodaxe Book, 2010); Unsent (Bloodaxe Books, 2012); and Four Portions of Everything on the Menu for M’sieur Monet! (Indigo Dream, 2016).
Sponsored by the Ronald Duncan Literary Foundation