Autumn 2017 brought a bumper showcase of new voices and performances to Bolton Library’s majestic theatre space. From the warm, witty and wise lyric acrobatics of Kayo Chingonyi to the fascinating conversation between our own Simon Holloway and the novelist Sarah Bradley, audiences were treated to three excellent monthly events across the season. Eoghan Walls impressed with his poetic imagination and craic with the crowd, while the Bolton Poetry Competition winners’ reading showed that Bolton’s literary talent is thriving, with poets scooping prizes in student, public, and sixth form and college categories.
English and Creative Writing at Bolton are proud to again partner with Bolton Library and Museum Services for a new season of literary events. Spring 2018 will bring masterful novelist Susan Barker to Bolton in March, for an interview on writing practice and her most recent novel The Incarnations, taking in 1,000 years of Chinese history.
Then in December, we’ll have a special event held in conjunction with the Poetry Book Society, founded at the turn of the last century by T. S. Eliot. Karen McCarthy Woolf will be joining us, reading from her collection, Seasonal Disturbances, alongside Michael Symmons Roberts, whose latest book, Mancunia, has just been shortlisted for the prestigious T. S. Eliot Prize.
First up, though, our very own Ben Wilkinson will be launching his debut full collection of poems, Way More Than Luck, alongside the talented Suzannah Evans, a regular writing workshop leader who our third-year students will remember well for her eco-poetry of apocalypse and disaster!
Join us at Bolton Central Library, Tuesday 27 February, 6.30pm, for a fab night of Live Literature. We look forward to seeing you there!