Listings for forthcoming readings and events featuring Longbarrow Press poets.
Sheffield and the North
The Sheffield Reading Room, Sheffield Central Library, Sheffield S1 1XZ
Saturday 27 October 2018 | 1pm – 3pm | Admission free (click here to book)
An afternoon of poetry with Longbarrow poets Angelina D’Roza, Chris Jones and Fay Musselwhite, and fellow Sheffield poets Karl Riordan and Stephen Sawyer, sharing their poetry and work on the theme of Sheffield and The North. Refreshments provided. All welcome.
Small Publishers Fair
Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, London WC1R 4RL
Friday 9 – Saturday 10 November | 11am – 7pm | Free
The annual Small Publishers Fair showcases the work of over 60 publishers from across the UK and around the world, with an exhibition and a varied programme of readings and talks. 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 more details.
The Grail Roads: a performance and launch
with Rob Hindle, Ray Hearne, Matthew Clegg
DINA, 32 Cambridge Street, Sheffield, S1 4HP
Sun 11 Nov | 7pm – 9.30pm | £5 (full) / £3 (cons) – booking essential (see below)
Rob Hindle’s third full-length collection The Grail Roads is launched with a performance at DINA in Sheffield. On the centenary of the Armistice that ended the First World War, Rob will read with Matthew Clegg and Ray Hearne in what promises to be a memorable event in DINA’s beautiful Jara Room. The Grail Roads reimagines the ‘quest’ of Galahad, Gawain, and other knights of Arthurian legend, displaced from their familiar mythology and recast as British soldiers on the Western Front. As the war turns attritional, the vision of the Grail darkens; one by one, the men are gathered into a dream of ‘a first and final home’ beyond the wrecked landscapes.
As capacity for this performance is limited, advance booking is essential. To reserve a place, please email email@example.com (confirming your name and the number of places you wish to book). Payment will be taken on the door (cash only). The Jara Room at DINA is wheelchair accessible. A bar will be open for this performance. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any queries regarding the event.
‘This is a book that I can’t recommend highly enough… ‘The Grail Roads’ is a beautiful piece of work, a masterpiece’ – Charlie Connelly in The New European, October 2018