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Poetry in the Crypt

Derek Adams is a photographer and one of the organisers of the Essex Poetry Festival, although he now lives in Suffolk. He has an MA in Creative and Life Writing from Goldsmiths and his poems have appeared in the UK and abroad in anthologies and magazines including Rialto, Magma, Smiths Knoll and London Grip. He has a collection  Everyday Objects, Chance Remarks (Littoral, 2005) and pamphlets Postcards from Olympus and unconcerned but not indifferent: the life of Man Ray. He was BBC Wildlife Poet of the Year in 2006.

Alison Hill’s latest collection, Sisters in Spitfires (Indigo Dreams, 2015) celebrates the women who flew everything from Tiger Moths to Lancaster bombers with the Air Transport Auxiliary during World War II. The research project was supported by the Arts Council. Alison's previous collections include Peppercorn Rent (Flarestack 2008) and Slate Rising (Indigo Dreams 2014). She founded Rhythm & Muse in 2007 and was Kingston Libraries' first Poet in Residence. She’s currently embarking on a full-length play.

Christopher Reid has written books of poems for both adults and children. Among them, A Scattering was Costa Book of the Year for 2009, and The Song of Lunch, published the same year, was made into a BBC film starring Alan Rickman and Emma Thompson. His most recent collection of poems is The Curiosities (2015). He was editor of Letters of Ted Hughes (2007), and more recently worked on the 'complete' edition of Christopher Logue's War Music (2015). He lives in London and is married to the poet Róisín Tierney.

Admission £4 • Poets from the floor welcome • Free cakes & coffee!

Proceeds will support Hospice Care Kenya

for more information contact Nancy Mattson.

Later Event: April 2
Flower arranging workshop