'Crafty Crows' ~ Online Poetry, Kathryn O'Driscoll & Emma Purshouse, plus Open-Mic
Feb 2, 2022 at 19:00 — 21:00 (GMT)
The Gloucestershire Poetry Society presents the first of our regular online event in 2022, 'Crafty Crows', hosted by Josephine Lay.
Wednesday 2nd February, from 7.00pm until 9.00pm, Featuring Kathryn O'Driscoll & Emma Purshouse, plus open-mic.
Via Zoom (Technical stuff by Jason Conway)
To enter the event, just scan the event link, on your ticket, into your browser...
To reserve an open-mic slot for this event, please email, firstname.lastname@example.org (first come, first served). Open-mic slots will be 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...
Kathryn O'Driscoll is a spoken word poet, writer and activist from Bath, England. She is the current U.K. slam champion and a World Slam Finalist. Her poems mostly focus around mental health, disability, loss, and survival.
Aside from performing poetry across the South West; she has performed at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Bath Festival, the Royal Albert Hall, Cheltenham Literary Festival, Bristol Poetry Festival, on BBC Radio Bristol, and was one of the featured poets on the (BAFTA winning) Sky Arts spoken word TV show, Life and Rhymes.
Her Arts Council England funded debut poetry collection ‘Cliff Notes’ will be released by Verve Poetry Press in February.
Emma Purshouse, Poet Laureate for the City of Wolverhampton
(the handover to the new one is 3rd February!).
She is a poetry slam champion and has performed at spoken word nights and festivals across the UK, often using her native Black Country dialect in her work. Appearances include, The Cheltenham Literature Festival, Ledbury Poetry Festival, Edinburgh Fringe, Solfest, Latitude, Shambala and WOMAD.
In 2017 Emma won the ‘Making Waves’ international spoken word competition which was judged by Luke Wright.
Her most recent poetry publication is ‘Close’ (Offa’s Press, 2018). This was shortlisted for the Rubery Book Award in 2019. Her children’s poetry collection ‘I Once Knew a Poem Who Wore a Hat’ won the poetry section of the same award in 2016.
Emma’s debut novel ‘Dogged’ (Ignite Books) was published in 2021.
(Emma's picture - Nicole Lovell)