WordLife 10th Birthday Anthology Launch 16th September, Theatre Deli, Sheffield, 7:30pm.
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Word Life is one of the leading literature organisations in the North. Over the last ten years its been dedicated to showcasing original work to new audiences through a diverse programme of events, projects and publications.
To celebrate reaching 10 years we’ve published an anthology of the best writers we’ve worked with over the years. The book includes the winners of prestigious literary prizes such as Helen Mort and Andrew McMillan alongside International Slam winner Buddy Wakefield and spoken word viral sensation Hollie McNish. Word Life launch their new anthology in Sheffield with readings from writers in the anthology.
Helen Mort was born in Sheffield. Her first collection ‘Division Street’ was shortlisted for the Costa Prize and the T.S. Eliot Prize and, in 2014, won the Fenton Aldeburgh Prize. Her most recent collection ‘No Map Could Show Them’ has just been released and is a Poetry Book Society Recommendation.
Andy Craven-Griffiths is a writer, rapper, musician and educator from Leicester who now calls Leeds home. He has performed poetry across the UK including since his festival debut at Glstonbury 2005, where he won the Slam. He has performed on Radio 1, Radio 4, and BBC 2, and had work commissioned by the Arts Council and Rethink mental health charity. Andy Craven Griffiths is was one of BBC’s ‘Verb New Voices’ – a scheme to develop new writing and performing talent from across the North of England.
Gav Roberts is a poet from Rotherham and founder of open mic night ROMP. You can usually find Gav armed with a flatcap, a bottle of wine and a notebook full of poems that could turn the meanest hearted, most sceptical fans of poetry into believers. His poems are at home with you in the kitchen dancing or on the protest line outside city hall. ‘Impossible to dislike’ – Write Out Loud
Genevieve Carver has been delighting audiences in Sheffield since 2011 with her straight-talking, gin-fuelled spoken word routine. Past appearances have included the Edinburgh Fringe and Shambala music festival, and her written work has appeared in Iota, Envoi, Now Then and The North magazines. She was a semi-finalist in the Hammer & Tongue UK National Poetry Slam 2016 and is currently a poet in residence at Bank Street Arts.
Also featuring short readings from other writers in the anthology such as: Ben Dorey Stephen Scott Kate Garrett Charlotte Ansell Stan Skinny Sez Thomasin Andy Cook