Uncut Poets with Alwyn Marriage and Julie-ann Rowell at 19.30 on 28th November 2017 at Exeter Phoenix
November’s Uncut is the last of the year, and because of a bit of double booking of the Workshop by the Phoenix we find ourselves convening there on a TUESDAY. So 28th November it is, and we’ll be featuring medieval women – no, not our thoroughly modern guest poets, but rather the voices in their new books. Alwyn Marriage, managing editor of Oversteps Books, has recently launched ‘In the image: portraits of medieval women’ (Indigo Dreams ), a stylistically varied celebration of medieval lives that has many modern resonances. Julie-ann Rowell’s new book, ‘Voices in the garden’ (Lapwing), looks at one famous medieval life, that of Joan of Arc, and explores, with characteristic sensitivity and acumen, its drama and its significance for our times.
The evening will be presented by Alasdair Paterson, reasonably fresh from an elderly birthday tour of Edinburgh, and a mystery co-presenter. Start laying bets now. There are the usual 10 open mic spots to be claimed by contacting Alasdair on Facebook, at firstname.lastname@example.org or on 07783 734523.
Admission £5 (£3 concessions and open mic). 7.30 start. Wimples optional.