7-15 October 2017

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Melissa Lee Houghton and Bobby Parker: Poetry and Mental Health

This event brings together two poets who have been affected by mental health issues and used their experiences to inform their writing. They will both read from their poetry and will talk about how their experiences have shaped their work.

Melissa Lee Houghton is a Next Generation poet. Her three poetry collections are published by Penned in the Margins, and her newest collection, Sunshine, has had a poem shortlisted for the Forward Prize for Best Single Poem this year. She was recently awarded a Northern Writers’ Award for fiction and her short stories have been broadcast on BBC Radio 4.

Bobby Parker’s publications include the critically acclaimed books Ghost Town Music and Comberton. His poetry, artwork and photography have appeared in various magazines in print and online. His poetry collection Blue Movie was published by Nine Arches Press in 2014.

Please note that Empty Shop HQ is only accessible by a flight of stairs.

Saturday 15 October,
2pm-3pm

Empty Shop HQ

£6/£4

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Saturday 15 October,
2pm-3pm

Empty Shop HQ

£6/£4

This event has passed