Crafty Crows ~ Online Poetry, Helen Ivory & Kitty Donnelly, plus Open-Mic
Sep 1, 2021 at 19:00 — 21:00 (BST)
The Gloucestershire Poetry Society presents our regular online event, 'Crafty Crows', hosted by Josephine Lay, on Wednesday 1st September 2021, from 7.00pm until 9.00pm, Featuring Helen Ivory & Kitty Donnelly, plus open-mic. Via Zoom (Technical stuff by Jason Conway)
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To reserve an open-mic slot for this event, please email, firstname.lastname@example.org (first come, first served). Open-mic slots will be one poem, 3 minutes max. (please stick to this, as we don't want to have to cut people off). Please be aware that Crafty Crows is recorded, and subsequently posted via youtube...
Helen Ivory is a poet and visual artist. Her fifth Bloodaxe collection The Anatomical Venus (2019) examines how women have been portrayed as ‘other’; as witches; as hysterics with wandering wombs and as beautiful corpses cast in wax, or on mortuary slabs in TV box sets. It was shortlisted for last year’s East Anglian Book Awards, and won the EDP, East Anglian Writers ‘By the Cover Award.’ She edits the webzine Ink Sweat and Tears and teaches creative writing online for the UEA/WCN. A book of mixed media poems Hear What the Moon Told Me is published by KFS, and chapbook Maps of the Abandoned City by SurVision. She has work translated into Polish, Ukrainian and Spanish as part of the Versopolis project.
Kitty Donnelly's first collection, 'The Impact of Limited Time', was published by Indigo Dreams in 2020.
She has degrees in English, Mental Health Nursing and an MA in Creative Writing. Kitty won a Creative Future Award in 2019. She has worked in mental health services for many years, but she also does house clearances and animal rescue. She has had poems published widely recently, including in Mslexia, The Rialto and The Honest Ulsterman. She lives in West Yorkshire, although this is her 32nd house move and she has lived all over the UK. Her roots are Northern Irish.