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May 2018

Poetry Award

Huge congratulations to our colleagues Katy Wareham Morris and Ruth Stacey for their success in the Saboteur Awards 2018. Their poetry collection Inheritance won the best collaborative work award!

Creative and Professional Writing – Author Event: Gonzalo C. Garcia. Thursday 17th May 2018, 19:00 – 20:30 The Glass Room, The Hive

The Creative and Professional Writing course team invites you to a free evening event with debut author Gonzalo C. Garcia. Gonzalo will be reading from his new novel ‘We Are the End’, followed by a short discussion where he will be happy to answer questions about his writing and his creative practice. 

Dr. Gonzalo C. Garcia was born in Santiago and spent his first years in Chile’s Colchagua Valley region, before moving to Switzerland and eventually to the University of Kent, where he studied for a PhD under Scarlett Thomas. He currently teaches creative writing at the University of Warwick. ‘We Are the End’ is published by Galley Beggar Press.

We Are the End by Gonzalo C Garcia review – millennial ennui in Santiago – Daniel Hahn, The Guardian:

 https://www.theguardian.com/books/2017/dec/27/we-are-the-end-by-gonzalo-c-garcia-review

 

Gonzalo C. Garcia event

Poetry reading event 18 May 2018

We are delighted to announce the launch of  debut poetry collection ‘Cutting the Green Ribbon’ by our colleague Katy Wareham Morris, on Friday 18 May 2018  6pm at the Studio, The Hive, Worcester. Everyone is welcome to this free event!CTGR WORCS LAUNCH POSTERReviews of the collection:

‘In Cutting the Green Ribbon, real-life contemporary experience is interspersed with the imagined voices of famous women, creating a multi-facetted and powerful collage of what it is to be woman. I’m reminded of the feminist slogan ‘The personal is political’, as vivid and startling imagery both strips bare and re-dresses notions of ‘femininity’. Even the language is alive, tantalising and tricky. Words and form interact playfully, and provocatively, in poems that are in turn tender and sharp, thought-provoking and paradoxical. This collection is hard, hungry, passionate.’ S.A. Leavesley (V Press)
 
‘Prepare yourself for this fast, furious, eminently female,visceral, sexy, brash, brave, experimental, roller-coaster of a poetry collection. I know of nothing else like it. This poet has found her own dark courageous, bold-as-brass voice. Brava!’ Deborah Alma (The Emergency Poet)

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