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Finding the Words: Poetry
28th July 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
An event every month that begins at 7:00 pm on day 28 of the month, repeating indefinitely
Finding the Words is a regular poetry evening every fourth Thursday of the month at York Explore Library.
Each evening brings together a well-established poet and one or two poets working towards their first collections. Finding the Words starts at about 7pm, admission is just £3 (or £2 with a York Card).
We’ll have a bar available and readings last around an hour. The evening is also a chance to share and chat, so please feel free to bring any news or information about poetry local, regional or national.
On Thursday July 28 our poets are
Cora Greenhill, Simon Currie and Phil Connolly
Finding the Words starts at about 7pm, admission is just £3 (or £2 with a York Card). We’ll have a bar available and readings will last around an hour with each poet reading a set of around 15-20 minutes each. The evening is also a chance to share and chat, so please feel free to bring any news or information about poetry local, regional or national.
Cora Greenhill grew up in rural Ulster, mostly outdoors. She has now lived in The Peak District for nearly 30 years. She studied literature at Warwick University, most memorably with tutor Germaine Greer, a lifelong inspiration. She’s had a long and varied teaching career, a high point of which came early, at The University of Nigeria just after the Biafran War. Her writing reflects journeys through cultures as diverse as West African and ancient Cretan, and through her passion for the natural world range from the Ice Age through the dawn of humanity and not shirking present and future shock. Carole Bromley has written that her work is ‘razor sharp and always engaging.’ Cora self-published two collections and was widely published before The Point of Waking came out with Oversteps Books in 2013. Her new collection is Far from Kind (Pindrop 2016). She hosts Writers in The Bath, a poetry reading venue in Sheffield, and has read at Dartington, Wenlock and Callander poetry festivals.
For more about Cora and her work go to coragreenhillpoems
Simon Currie was born in Leeds to which he returned as a consultant neurologist. He worked at other places as well, including York (the lamented Bootham Park Hospital). He retired early and completed a PhD (Sheffield Hallam) on medical interchange between European and indigenous practitioners in British India and West Indies 1750 to 1900. He was botanist to a group studying medieval landscape in the Dales, including going further afield, thus the DMV on the banks of the Derwent east of York. In the 70s he had gone as botanist to Sikkim and to Kashmir and lived to tell the tale. He has been at workshops and other poetry events for twenty years and has had a pamphlet (2010) and a collection (2013) published by smiths/doorstop (The Poetry Business), Sheffield.
Phil Connolly was born and brought up in Otley and is now married and living in Stockton-on-the-Forest near York. He has spent many years as an expatriate, mostly in Morocco and the Middle East. He’s looking forward to reading his poems, and hopes you enjoy them.
This time last year we hosted our very first poetry evening at York Explore as a fundraiser for the earthquake survivors in Nepal, so we will giving an update on the work which was supported by that very successful evening.
Please note that there will be no Finding the Words in August – so if you can’t join us in July please note September 22 in your diary when we will meet again.
We hope to see you on Thursday
There are a maximum of 50 tickets available.