Friday 7 March 2014

Poetry Unbound at the Norfolk and Norwich Millennium Library

On the evening of Thursday 6th March 2014 I attended the Poetry Unbound - Three distinct voices in contemporary poetry event at the Norfolk and Norwich Millennium Library which featured Sarah Law, Andrea Porter and Andrea Holland. Poetry Unbound is about opening up the world of poetry to a new audience, and providing local poets with a platform to showcase work in a vibrant community space.

Sarah Law studied literature at Cambridge and London universities. She currently teaches literature and creative writing at UEA, Norwich. She has two poetry collections published by Stride (Bliss Tangle, 1999, The Lady Chapel, 2003). She lives in Norwich and is interested in the links between spirituality, art and writing.

Andrea Porter is a member of the Joy of Six Poetry Ensemble that has performed in the UK and the USA. She has been published in variety of poetry magazines in the UK, Canada and the USA. She received an Escalator Award in 2005 and an Arts Council grant in 2006. She is also a fiction writer and has had short stories published and has just completed her first novel. Her pamphlet Bubble was adapted for BBC Radio 4 by the playwright Fraser Grace. She writes a blog, We Liked It but not Quite Enough.

Andrea Holland is an accomplished poet, author and creative writing tutor, winner of the 2012 Café Writers Norfolk Commission and runner-up in the 2010 Mslexia Women's Poetry Competition. She also won the 2006 Poetry Business Book and Pamphlet Competition, leading to the subsequent publication of a collection of her poems, "Borrowed", in 2007. Andrea's latest collection, "Broadcasting" was published by Gatehouse Press in 2013.

This was a wonderful evening of poetry at the Norfolk and Norwich Millennium Library. Sarah Law, Andrea Porter and Andrea Holland were all brilliant at this event which is helping to open up poetry to a new audience.

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