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Poetry Reading

Fri 29 September 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm BST


29th September 7-9pm, Bristol

Join us in the upstairs room of the Lansdown pub in Clifton for a free evening of poetry reading, focused on the relationship between poetry and breath.

Damian Walford Davies from Cardiff University, William Wootten from The University of Bristol, and Bristol-based poet Caleb Parkin will read from a selection of their work. Members of the audience are also encouraged to bring along poems to read (of their own if they so wish) relevant to the theme of breathing, with an opportunity for discussion and Q&A afterwards. Some wine and nibbles will be provided, and the bar downstairs will also be open if you would like any additional food and drinks.

About the speakers:

Prof Damian Walford Davies is the head of the School of English, Communication and Philosophy at Cardiff University, where his research interests include Romanticism, twentieth-century poetry, and creative writing. He will be reading from his new work Docklands, a ghost story set in 1890s Cardiff, written entirely in verse.  

Caleb Parkin is a prize-winning poet, performer, artist, facilitator, educator & filmmaker, based in Bristol. His career has encompassed media production, education, the arts, and their therapeutic/wellbeing applications, and he is currently studying for an MSc in Creative Writing for Therapeutic Purposes with Metanoia Institute. 

Dr William Wootten is a lecturer in the Department of English at The University of Bristol. He researches modern and contemporary English poetry, and has published a collection of his work in You Have a Visitor along with numerous poems, essays and book reviews.

Venue: The Lansdown, 8 Clifton Rd, Bristol BS8 1AF

The event is free, but please register via our Eventbrite page.

For more information, email Jordan at jordan.collver@bristol.ac.uk


Fri 29 September 2017
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm UTC+0
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Life of Breath


The Lansdown
8 Clifton Road
Bristol, BS8 1AF United Kingdom