Sunday, March 23, 2014

Beats and Birmingham: Poets and the City, 5.30pm, Friday 28 March 2014, Cafe Mezzanine, Library of Birmingham


Beats and Birmingham: Poets and the City – feat. Bohdan Piasecki, Luke Kennard and others – with music from The Beat Generation Cut-up & Fold-in




Café Mezzanine, Library of Birmingham

5.30pm, Friday 28 March 2014

The Institute of Creative and Critical Writing warmly invite you to join us
for a blast of poetry and music – part of the Frontiers+ Festival 2014.

Bringing together the Beats, Birmingham and the poetry of city life, it will feature
poetry from Bohdan Piasecki and Luke Kennard, with Roy McFarlane (Birmingham
Poet Laureate 2010-11), Derek Littlewood, James Horrocks and Ben Titmus – performing both their own work and that of LeRoi Jones, Jackson Mac Low,
Lawrence Ferlinghetti, and poets of Birmingham Louis MacNeice and Roy Fisher.

There will also be music from Simon King, Sid Peacock and Steve Tromans,
performing their new settings of Beat legends Kerouac, Ginsberg, Burroughs
and Corso.

This event is FREE – no need to book.

I'll be hosting - and reading a little too.

We look forward to seeing you there…

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