Poetry in the Crypt Saturday 15th October, 7.00 p.m


Martin Figura is a poet, teacher and photographer who lives in Norwich where he chairs Café Writers and works at the Writers' Centre. His work ranges from the humour of Boring The A** off Young People (Nasty Little Press 2010) to the dark subject matter of his collection Whistle (Arrowhead, 2010), which was shortlisted for the Ted Hughes Award for New Work in Poetry and which has been adapted for the stage. Martin performed Whistle at the Edinburgh Fringe and Ledbury Poetry Festival. http://www.martinfigura.co.uk/

Helen Ivory, poet, tutor, editor and artist, has a degree from Norwich Art School, won an Eric Gregory Award (1999) and has three collections with Bloodaxe Books, most recently The Breakfast Machine (2010). Helen teaches for the Arvon Foundation, The Poetry School and at U of East Anglia, where she is Academic Director for Creative Writing for Continuing Education. She is editor of the webzine Ink Sweat and Tears and an editor for The Poetry Archive. http://www.helenivory.co.uk/

Eve Pearce is an actress. Born in Aberdeen in 1929, she spent her early childhood in Nice. She came to London at the age of 12, and regards herself as a Scottish Londoner. She began writing poetry in Katherine Gallagher's workshop, and in 2007 John Rety published her pamphlet Woman in Winter (Hearing Eye). Her work has now been featured in many anthologies and her poem "Up to a Certain Point" appeared in the May 2011 issue of The Oldie.

Admission is just £4 and proceeds go to charity. Poets from the floor are welcome and we'll share in coffee and cakes in the interval.