Plymouth Language Club at the Plymouth Literature Festival 2017 on Saturday 21st October

Kenny Knight

King Kenny

As part of the forthcoming Plymouth Literature Festival, the Language Club will be organising a poetry reading. This will take place at Plymouth’s Athenaeum on Saturday 21st October at 7.30 pm and the following six readers will take part.

Liz Adams (Exeter) writes a poetry that often relates visual art to the written/spoken word. Her published work includes the poetry collection Green Doberman.

Melisande Fitzsimons is a translator/poet who writes in both French and English (sometimes combining the two). Her work has been published in various magazines, here and abroad, including The Broadsheet and Tears in the Fence. She recently featured at the Tears in The Fence Poetry Festival in Dorset.

Helen Foster (Cornwall) is a long-running participant in Language Club events and her work has been published in the Plymouth anthology In the Presence of Sharks as well as in Shearsman magazine.

Norman Jope has published four collections of poetry: For the Wedding Guest (Stride), Aphinar and The Book of Bells and Candles (Waterloo Press) and Dreams of the Caucasus (Shearsman). He co-organises The Language Club and has also edited a compilation of essays on the work of the poet Richard Berengarten.

Kenny Knight is famous for his two collections of poetry on the matter of Plymouth – The Honicknowle Book of the Dead and A Long Weekend On The Sofa (both Shearsman). He also runs the writing group Cross Country Writers which organises events mainly, but not exclusively, in Plymouth.

Steve Spence is co-organiser of the Language Club and has published three poetry collections including A Curious Shipwreck (Shearsman) which was shortlisted for the Forward Prize for a first collection in 2008. His poetry and reviews have featured in a number of magazines.

Entry is on the door, £3.

Please see for further details of the Festival programme.


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