Mexborough Business Centre
Friday 13 September
6pm doors for a 6.30pm start
A bar will be available
Tickets: £5. To reserve your place, please book through our TicketTailor event page.
Andrew McMillan’s debut collection physical was the first ever poetry collection to win The Guardian First Book Award, amongst others. The collection was also shortlisted for the Dylan Thomas Prize, the Costa Poetry Award, the Forward Prize for Best First Collection, and the Polari First Book Prize. It was a Poetry Book Society Recommendation for Autumn 2015. His second collection, playtime, was published by Jonathan Cape in 2018; it was a Poetry Book Society Recommendation for Autumn 2018, a Poetry Book of the Month in both The Observer and The Telegraph and a Poetry Book of the Year in The Sunday Times. He is senior lecturer at the Manchester Writing School at MMU and lives in Manchester. Photo credit: Urszula Soltys. www.andrewmcmillanpoet.co.uk
Isaiah Hull’s Nosebleeds is visceral and raw, a voice far older than the poet’s young years, exploring family, life, and the real world. Hull’s writing is soul-searching and down to earth; Nosebleeds is an exploration of expression, traversing emotion and form. It is hard-hitting poetry, written to be spoken aloud but making the transfer to the page with remarkable ease and clarity. Isaiah developed his poetry and peformance as a member of Young Identity. He has supported major poets and artists, including Lemn Sissay and Skepta.
Photo credit: Daniel Walmsley
Click here to view Isaiah Hull’s TEDxManchester talk.
Young Identity is an arts organisation and a charity delivering dynamic poetry and spoken word workshops for young people. They work in partnership with Contact, HOME and Manchester Library Services. Young Identity’s voice cuts through the noise. They are unique, different and stand out, believing in the transformative power of the arts in young people’s lives. Their mission is accessibility for all to the arts, writing and performance. Tonight, members of the Young Identity collective perform for us.