Poetry Hour with Henry Normal & John Humphreys

Tuesday 10th May

12pm - 1pm

Basford Library - Vernon Rd, Nottingham NG6 0AR


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 Basford Library, Henry will be chatting with John Humphreys. John has been writing for 18 years, for 15 with the DIY Poets collective, performing at Dot to Dot, Splendour, and the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. He has one previous book, The Day I Swallowed the World of which Helen Mort said, ‘compassionate and straight talking, these are words you can relate to’ and a second book, Still Looking For Elvis is awaiting launch. John likes to tell stories through poetry and is looking forward to taking listeners on a wild ride.


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

(organised in association with NPF)

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