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Poetry Library Live Staff Picks at Foyles Southbank | 29-Aug-12

Poetry Library Live Staff Picks at Foyles/Inpress Garden Market

The Poetry Library has teamed up with Foyles/Inpress for The Poetry Garden Market on Saturday the 15th September on the Southbank.

Readers will be: Vahni Capildeo, John Wedgwood Clarke, Emily Critchley, Rhian Edwards, Lotte Kramer, Hannah Lowe and Kim Moore.

Saturday 15th September,
Foyles at Southbank Centre,
London SE1 8XX

Publicity material for this event says:

The Poetry Garden Market is an end-of-summer extravaganza of contemporary poetry on the Foyles 'lawn' outside one of London's most iconic arts venues, the Southbank Centre.

Market Events:

11am Our Poetry Garden Market opens with stalls filled with poetry pamphlets, anthologies, books, magazines and special limited editions. Plus! Our hand-tied poetry bouquets, the perfect take-home gift.

1pm - 3pm Readings on our Poetry Library Stage, with seven poets specially selected and introduced by Poetry Library staff.  Lounge on our deck chairs and enjoy 15-minute readings by Inpress poets Vahni Capildeo, John Wedgwood Clarke, Emily Critchley, Rhian Edwards, Lotte Kramer, Hannah Lowe and Kim Moore.

3pm - 6pm Close readings of work by our guest poets with The Poetry School. Unpick their metaphors, explode their imagery and delight in their wordplay. No special experience or knowledge required. Each session is 15 minutes - just drop in.

7pm 'Indian Summer' Poetry Competition finalists read their work, with the overall winner announced by judge Steven O'Brien, editor of The London Magazine.

8pm - 9pm Join us for wine and cake at the Inpress 10th Birthday Party.

All of our Poetry Garden Market events are free of charge to attend and will be held on the lawn outside Foyles at Southbank Centre.
There is no need to pre-book, just come along and join in.

Indian Summer Poetry Competition:
Our poetry competition is open to all and free to enter. Poems should be written on the theme of 'Indian Summer'. 1st, 2nd and 3rd prize winners will be invited to read their poem at the event, with 1st prize receiving publication in The London Magazine. To enter, send your poem and contact details to us at Strictly one entry per person, please. The closing date for the competition is Friday 7th September at 5pm.

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