Project M and Introduction X Launch
Come and celebrate the launch of Introduction X, The Poetry Business New Poets anthology, with a reading at Manchester Central Library.
Introduction X is a gathering of outstanding poets at an early stage in their writing careers. Apart from this ‘newness’, and talent, and what W S Graham would call ‘the rarer gift of application’, what these writers happen to have in common is that at some point The Poetry Business has been fortunate enough to encounter them – either through residential courses, The New Poets Prize, or workshops and mentoring schemes, such as The Writing Squad.
Readers will include Northern Writers Award Winner Jasmine Simms, Now Then's Word LIfe Editor Elizabeth Gibson, Foyles Young Poet of the Year Fielding Ronshaugen, and Gregory Kearns who was Highly Commended in this year's Poetry Business New Poet Awards.
Project M is a workshop of writers aged 17-21 run by The Writing Squad and Manchester Literature Festival. Over the last year they have been meeting monthly with Squad writers James Varney and Lenni Sanders. They will share some of their work as a curtain raiser to the Introduction X anthology.