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National Poetry Day 2018: Poetry Cafe at Acomb Explore
4th October 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm Free
Come along to our informal Poetry Cafe and enjoy, discover and share poetry this National Poetry Day 4 October 2018. Meet and hear from some brilliant local poets and share the poetry which inspires you.
Doreen Gurrey lives in York and is a member of the Poetry Society’s York Stanza group. Her poetry tries to make sense of the past, of love and loss as well as the natural world. She was highly commended in the 2013 Bridport Prize and has worked as a tutor in the University of York’s Centre for Lifelong Learning. Her poetry tries to make sense of the past, of love and loss as well as the natural world.
Emily Pritchard grew up in Oxford, discovered performance poetry in Melbourne, and is currently studying English Literature at the University of York, where she writes and performs as much as possible. She took part in the semi-finals of the 2017 Roundhouse Poetry Slam, and recently received the Helen Cadbury Prize in the 2018 York Literature Festival Poetry Competition. You can find her on Twitter @poetrypritch.
John Gilham lives in York. His second book of poetry, “Learning to Breathe”, was published in 2015 following the success of “Fosdyke and Me and Other Poems” (2010). As well as poetry his enthusiasms include cycling, pubs, London, landscape, jazz, European travel and his grandchildren. He is editor of Dream Catcher Literary Magazine. Find out more at www.numberseventy.co.uk
Yvie Holder’s poems are published online, in anthologies including Opening a Different Window: A Poetry and Illness Anthology, (Smith Doorstop Books 2014) The Valley Press Anthology of Yorkshire Poetry (Valley Press 2017). Yvie’s prosepoem ‘ Changing Times: a suburban childhood’ appears in the book Creative Journeys: A Family’s Journey Through Hull’s Old Town produced for the Hull UK City of Culture 2017. Her pamphlet Abolition Blues and Other Poems is available to order by email: email@example.com