Poetry Hour with Henry Normal & Martin Grey

Friday 6th May

4pm - 5pm

Meadows Library - Wilford Grove, Nottingham, NG2 2DR

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 Meadows Library stop, Henry will be joined by Martin Grey, i a Nottingham-based poet, originally from Guildford. Martin mostly writes about connection, empathy, love, childhood, and occasionally… roundabouts. His first collection, The Prettyboys of Gangster Town, was published in September 2020 by Fly on the Wall Poetry. He is co-director of World Jam, a nonprofit for connecting communities through poetry and music, co-host of Lenguas Open Mic, a monthly multilingual online open mic and news herald for Poetry Global Network’s The Poetry News.

He has performed extensively around the Midlands and as far afield as Berlin, Glastonbury and Edinburgh Fringe, including the BBC Edinburgh Fringe Slam and co-running the Edinburgh show “A DIY Poetry Fix” in 2019. He won the 2018 Southwell Folk Festival Slam and has supported several nationally renowned poets.

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

(organised in association with NPF)

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