Poetry Hour with Henry Normal & Ioney Smallhorne (Live)

Monday 9th May

6pm - 7pm

Strelley Road Library - 8-10 Strelley Rd, Wollaton, Nottingham NG8 3AP


Welcome to Poetry Hour! A chance for you to enjoy some wise and witty words from the wonderful Henry Normal and his special guests, in thirteen libraries around the city, completely free, as part of Nottingham Poetry Festival. No registration required – just show up.

Audience members are encouraged to bring a poem to read or simply to come and enjoy the poetry.

Festival founder, the Nottingham-born Henry Normal, began his career as a stand-up poet and went on to become a co-writer of award-winning TV and film hits including The Royle Family, The Mrs Merton Show and Coogan’s Run, and producer of Gavin and Stacey, Alan Partridge and the Oscar-nominated film Philomena.

On his stop at Strelley Road Library, Henry will be joined by Ioney Smallhorne. Performance poet, writer, and educator, Ioney earned an MA in Creative Writing & Education, Goldsmiths University. She was shortlisted for the Sky Arts/Royal Society of Literature fiction award 2021, and was winner of the Writing East Midlands/Serendipity Black Ink Writing Competition in 2021. In 2017, Ioney was long-listed for the Jerwood Fellowship and short-listed by Caribbean Small-Axe prize 2016. 

When she performs, Ioney is occasionally funny, sometimes vulnerable, and tends to blend the personal with the political – she’s always Ioney and is looking forward to connecting with a new audience.


Check the library website for access information: https://www.nottinghamcitylibraries.co.uk/find-a-library/

(organised in association with NPF)

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