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Poetry School Summer Term Launch Reading

We’re launching all the new Summer courses and workshops, and celebrating the work of our students and tutors at our Summer Term Launch Reading, this Friday 22nd April. 

At this free event at the Tea House Theatre, Vauxhall, we’ll have two Summer Term tutors reading: Catherine Smith and R.A. Villanueva, plus we’ll hear the work of Catherine’s students Holly Levent, Sally Davis and Annemari de Silva, and Clare Pollard’s ‘New Writing North’ / Poetry School collaboration students David Borrott, James Giddings, Jasmine Simms, Kathleen Bainbridge Moran and Tom Cleary.

R.A. Villanueva is an award-winning Filipino-American poet and founding editor of Tongue: A Journal of Writing & Art. His first collection, Reliquaria, won the Prairie Schooner Book Prize, and new writing appears in Poetry, Prac Crit and widely elsewhere.

Catherine Smith’s first short poetry collection, The New Bride (Smith/Doorstop) was short-listed for the Forward Prize for Best First Collection, 2001. Her first full-length collection, The Butcher’s Hands(Smith/Doorstopwas a PBS Recommendation and was short-listed for the Aldeburgh/Jerwood Prize, 2004. In 2004 she was voted one of Mslexia’s ‘Top Ten UK Women Poets’ and one of ‘the twenty most exhilarating poets of her generation’ in the PBS/Arts Council ‘Next Generation’ promotionLip,(Smith/Doorstop) was short-listed for the Forward Prize for Best Collection, 2008. Her latest poetry collection is Otherwhere (Smith/Doorstop).

Readings start from 7.30pm, doors are open for drinking and chatting from 6.30pm. See you there?

The Tea House Theatre, 139 Vauxhall Walk, London SE11 5HL

Get there early to reserve a seat – entrance is free.

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