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Poets’ Café September - Angela France

Presented by Reading Stanza & South Street

Fri 11 Sep, 20:00. Poetry starts at 20:15.

Due to the current coronvirus situation, we're unable to host Poets’ Café at South Street. But Reading Stanza continue to present the show online using Zoom.

To book a one page, one poem, open mic slot - or just to be part of the audience - please email info@clairedyer.com and you will be sent a link to a Zoom event which you can access on the night.

Anglea France at Poets Cafe in Reading

This month's guest is Angela France

Angela France has had poems published in many of the leading journals and has been anthologised a number of times. Her publications include Occupation (Ragged Raven Press, 2009), Lessons in Mallemaroking (Nine Arches Press, 2011), Hide  (Nine Arches Press 2013) and The Hill (Nine Arches Press 2017) of which Sheenagh Pugh said “Exuberant, controlled, angry, elegiac, this is a poetry of landscape, politics, witness”. The Hill has been developed into a live multi-media poetry show which Angela has been touring, funded by ACE.  Angela teaches creative writing at the University of Gloucestershire and in various community settings. She runs a reading series in Cheltenham, ‘Buzzwords’.

Your hosts for the evening will be Zannah Kearns and Vic Pickup.

Zannah lives near Reading and works as a freelance copywriter. She has an MA in Creative Writing from Cardiff University and her poems can be found in Poetry Birmingham Journal, Under the Radar and Ink, Sweat & Tears. She is part of the local Thin Raft poetry group, and reviews poetry pamphlets for Sphinx. @zannahkearns

Vic is a previous winner of the Café Writers and Cupid’s Arrow competitions and was recently shortlisted for the National Poetry Day #speakyourtruth competition. In 2018, Vic co-founded the Inkpot Writer’s Group; she’s also a member of Reading Stanza and regularly attends Thin Raft. A keen reviewer of the work of others, she contributes to Sphinx Reviews, Everybody’s Reviewing and BBC Berkshire’s book club. Vic’s debut pamphlet, ‘Lost & Found’ will be published by Hedgehog Press later this year. www.vicpickup.com