Guest Poet: C L Dallat
Cahal Dallat, poet, musician, critic (b. Ballycastle, Co. Antrim), regular BBC Radio 4 Saturday Review contributor since 1998, writes for TLS & Guardian among others, founder/organiser of WB Yeats Bedford Park Artwork Project, & Charles Causley Trust Centenary musician/poet-in-residence. Former winner of Ireland's leading poetry prize, the Strokestown International, his recent awards include the 2017 Keats-Shelley Poetry Prize, & a 2018 Harry Ransom Center Research Fellowship at University of Texas in Austin. Latest collection The Year of Not Dancing (Blackstaff); www.cahaldallat.com
Guest Poet: Anne-Marie Fyfe
After five poetry collections including House of Small Absences (Seren, 2015), poet, arts organiser, creative-writing teacher & former Poetry Society chair, Anne-Marie Fyfe, is currently embarked on an Arts-Council-funded 18-month teaching/writing/performing tour, The Voyage Out, exploring coastal regions in Britain, Ireland, US & Canada, leading to a new poetry/prose/travel-writing memoir (due, Seren, Spring 2019). Born in Cushendall, Co. Antrim, Anne-Marie lives in London where she has run Coffee-House Poetry's readings & classes at London's leading live literature venue, the Troubadour, since 1997. www.annemariefyfe.com
Author photo: Anna McCarthy
25th October 2018, The Swan Hotel, Bradford on Avon, Wiltshire BA15 1LN
7:30pm - 10:00pm.
Come and join us at Bradford on Avon's popular reading series, Words & Ears. Bring a poem, story or song to share, or just bring yourself. All performers and listeners welcome: open mic slots always available. £4 on the door.