Poetry Hour with Henry Normal & Becky Cullen

Monday 9th May

12pm - 1pm

Hyson Green Library - The Mary Potter Centre, 76 Gregory Blvd, Radford, Nottingham NG7 5HY


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.

For his Hyson Green Library stop, Henry will be joined by local poet Becky Cullen. Becky Cullen is from Nottingham. She teaches English at NTU and manages the Writing, Reading and Pleasure programme. Becky is host of Notts TV Book Club. Her pamphlet ‘Majid Sits in a Tree and Sings’ was a winner of the prestigious Poetry Business Competition, her collection ‘A Reader’s Guide to Time’ is published in 2022 by Live Canon, featuring poems written during her PhD in Creative and Critical Writing and her time as Poet in Residence at Newstead Abbey.


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

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