Our next event is on Thursday 5th April 2018, upstairs at the John Harvey Tavern, Bear Yard, Cliffe High St, Lewes BN7 2AN.

Doors open 7pm, readings start 7.45pm.

Tickets £5 (£3 students, and the unwaged and claiming benefit) at the door on the night.

Readers: Robin Houghton (Poetry), Nicholas Royle (Prose) and Jonathan Totman (poetry)


Robin Houghton

Robin Houghton’s first poetry pamphlet was The Great Vowel Shift (2014) from Telltale Press, the poets’ publishing collective she co-founded. All the Relevant Gods (2018) was joint-winner of the Cinnamon Press Pamphlet Competition 2017. Her work appears in numerous magazines and in anthologies including The Best New British and Irish Poets 2017 (Eyewear). She recently self-published a hand-made mini pamphlet, Foot Wear, and has written three non-fiction books. She blogs at robinhoughtonpoetry.co.uk


Nicholas Royle

Nicholas Royle teaches English at the University of Sussex. His books include Telepathy and Literature: Essays on the Reading Mind (1991), E. M. Forster (1999), The Uncanny (2003), How to Read Shakespeare (2005), Veering: A Theory of Literature (2011), and two novels: Quilt (2010) and An English Guide to Birdwatching (2017). He is currently completing a book about the writings of Hélène Cixous.


Jonathan Totman

Jonathan Totman grew up in Sussex. He was Fenland Poet Laureate 2015 and co-founded The Fenland Reed the same year. His poems have been published in Brittle Star, Envoi, The Frogmore Papers, The Interpreter’s House, Lighthouse and Orbis, and he will appear in Best New British and Irish Poets 2018 (Eyewear Publishing). His debut pamphlet Explosives Licence was a winner in the 2018 iOTA Shot Pamphlet Competition and will be published this summer by Templar Poetry.

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