as part of BOOK WEEK SCOTLAND
Thursday NOVEMBER 24th @ 7.30
We are delighted Emma and Steve are back in Gatehouse to entertain us with one of their unmissable readings and to run one of their popular poetry workshops.
Emma is a poetry slam champion and performs regularly at spoken word nights far and wide. She has appearanced at The Cheltenham Literature Festival, Ledbury Poetry Festival, Much Wenlock Poetry Festival, Shambala, Womad, Latitude and Solfest and has supported the likes of John Hegley, Holly McNish and Carol Ann Duffy. She was the first Poet Laureate for the City of Wolverhampton and has been making a living from writing and performing for the past fifteen years!
“If you ever get a chance to see her perform live, grab it…she’s wicked”. Jane Holland (poet).
“Emma soon had the audience in the palm of her hand with her poetry performance.” review City Voices, Stoke-on-Trent.
Steve is a poet, author, and workshop facilitator, and a founding member of Wolverhampton arts collective Poets, Prattlers, and Pandemonialists. He’s an engaging and accomplished performer who has performed at Ledbury and StAnza poetry festivals, at the Edinburgh Free Fringe, and in venues from Penzance to Orkney. His work regularly appears online in CultureMatters and the Morning Star. His sixth volume of poems, ‘thirty-one small acts of love and resistance’ published by Ignite Books, is out now.
‘muscular, passionate, emotional, rational, compassionate’ poet Brenda Read-Brown
‘pathos, grace, and stone-cold contempt for the powerful and immoral’ poet Laura Taylor