Helen Ivory in Leicester


1st July 2014

Poetry

Don’t miss WORD! in July when we’ve got the famed, Helen Ivory – supported supersonic rising star, Shruti Chauhan.

WORD!..with Helen Ivory.
Supported by Shruti Chauhan.
July 1st 2014
The Y Theatre, 7 East St, Leicester
8pm (performers, 7pm)
£3/£4

Helen Ivory was born in Luton in 1969 and began to write poems at Norwich School of Art in 1997, under the tuition of George Szirtes. She won an Eric Gregory Award in 1999 and then disappeared into a field in the Norfolk countryside to look after two thousand free-range hens.

When she emerged ten or so years later, she had two collections with Bloodaxe Books and had helped, with her own bare hands, to build several houses.

She is a poet and artist, a freelance creative writing tutor and academic director for creative writing for continuing education at the University of East Anglia, an editor for The Poetry Archive, editor of the webzine Ink Sweat and Tears, and co-organiser with Martin Figura of Café Writers in Norwich.

Helen is supported by talented local poet, Shruti Chauhan.

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