Reading

LIZARDS & TYPHOONS | AN EVENING OF POETRY

Prize-winning poets Alyson Hallett, Penelope Shuttle and Katrina Naomi present an evening of poetry relating to place.

Alyson and Penelope have recently published LZRD (Indigo Dreams Press, 2019), a collaborative venture drawing on the culture of the Lizard Peninsula in Cornwall. Katrina has recently returned from Japan, where she wrote Typhoon Etiquette (Verve Poetry Press, 2019), during an Arts Council-funded writing project, walking in Basho’s footsteps.

Following a selection of readings, there will be time for discussion about how poets write about journeying, and what as a writer you leave behind.

Alyson Hallett is a former Causley Trust writer-in-residence and her poetry has been shortlisted for the Michael Marks Award. Penelope Shuttle has published twelve collections of poetry, and her work has been shortlisted for the T S Eliot prize. Katrina Naomi’s poetry has been shortlisted for the Forward Prize and she received a BBC commission in 2018 for National Poetry Day.

The public programme at CAST is currently supported from funds awarded by Arts Council England for the Groundwork programme.