Main Event

Beverley Bie Brahic, Jeffrey Wainwright & Matthew Welton

  • 10
  • Oct




Black and white image of Jeffrey Wainwright stood in front of a tree

Three gifted poets come together to read from eagerly-awaited new collections. Matthew Welton lectures in writing at The University of Nottingham. His debut, The Book of Matthew, won the Jerwood-Aldeburgh First Collection Prize; The Number Poems is his third collection.

Jeffrey Wainwright grew up in Stoke-on-Trent and was Professor of English at MMU for many years. His new, seventh collection What Must Happen, is a Poetry Book Society Recommendation and includes ‘An Empty Street’, which was shortlisted for the Forward Prize for Best Single Poem in 2014.

Beverley Bie Brahic is a Canadian poet and translator who lives in Paris and San Francisco. Her book White Sheets was a finalist for the 2012 Forward Prize for Best Collection and her new book, Hunting the Boar, is a Poetry Book Society Recommendation. The event will be hosted by John McAuliffe, Director of the Centre for New Writing.