Listings for forthcoming readings and events featuring Longbarrow Press poets.
The Old Weird Albion with Justin Hopper, Chris Jones and Sharron Kraus
Bishops House, Norton Lees Lane, Sheffield S8 9BE
Friday 20 April | 7.30pm | £7 advance / £8 door (includes a free glass of wine)
An evening of prose, poetry and music, in which Justin Hopper and Sharron Kraus perform a new collaborative composition inspired by the landscape around Chanctonbury Ring, supported by Longbarrow Press poet Chris Jones (reading his Reformation-era sequence ‘Death and the Gallant’). Click here for further details.
Longbarrow Press at Print Stuff
The De Grey Rooms, St Leonards Place, York, YO1 7HD
Saturday 28 April | 10am-5pm | Admission free
An independent print and publishing fair in York’s historic De Grey Rooms, bringing together illustration, photography, printmaking, textiles, poetry, and artist books. Longbarrow Press will be sharing a stall with Gordian Projects over the two days of the fair; we’ll have a full range of titles and a number of special offers. Click here for further details.
The Motley Muse: The Various Art of Poetry
Heritage Quay, University of Huddersfield, Huddersfield HD1 3DH
Saturday 19 May | 9.15am – 5pm |£15 waged / £7.50 unwaged (inc. lunch etc)
The Motley Muse is a day of talks and readings from some of the country’s leading poets, academics, editors and critics, showcasing the variety and diversity of contemporary poetry. In the opening symposium, Peter Riley and Sandeep Parmar will give their perspectives on the key developments in poetry over the last several decades; Ian Duhig will give a talk on poetic collaborations; Brian Lewis (Longbarrow Press) will talk about the world of small presses and independent publishers; and Clare Pollard, Chris McCabe & Vahni Capildeo will discuss poetry and translation. A sound sculpture by Ryoko Akama will be in situ for the day. After lunch we will hear readings from Jay Bernard, Zaffar Kunial, Brian Lewis, and Kelvin Corcoran, who will be launching Article 50 (Longbarrow Press). At this session we will also hear readings by younger poets from the South Yorkshire Hive Network. The Motley Muse is a public event to which all are welcome. The full programme can be found here and details of how to buy tickets, including discounts, can be found here.