Our next event is on Thursday 4th April 2019, 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: Kay Syrad (Poetry), John Usher (Prose) and Maria Jastrzębska (Poetry).
Kay Syrad’s recent publications include two volumes of poetry, Inland (Cinnamon Press, 2018) and Double Edge (Pighog, 2012); also prose and poetry in Exchange, a collaborative art-text work with Chris Drury and Cape Farewell (Little Toller, 2015). She also has two novels, The Milliner and the Phrenologist (2009/reprinted 2012) and Send (2015, both Cinnamon Press). Kay is Poetry Editor of the long-standing poetry journal ENVOI, and co-founder of Vert Institute for art events and writing at her home near Lewes. She has recently been collaborating with Clare Whistler on a series of eco-poetics workshops at ONCA Gallery, Brighton and Knepp Wildland in East Sussex.
John Usher has been writing for his own pleasure since retiring a few years ago. He has completed one novel and is well-advanced with his second, which deals with personal themes concerning the state versus populism.
Maria Jastrzębska came to the U.K from Poland as a child. Her most recent collection is The True Story of Cowboy Hat and Ingénue (Cinnamon Press/Liquorice Fish 2018). The Cedars of Walpole Park, her selected, was translated into Polish (SŻP 2015). Dementia Diaries toured nationally with Lewes Live Literature (2011). She co-edited Queer in Brighton (2014) and translated Justyna Bargielska’s The Great Plan B (Smokestack 2017), collaborating on Snow Q (2018). Maria’s blog is at https://mariajastrzebska.wordpress.com/