Monday 16th September 2013
Sarah Grace is an itinerant scribbler and general layabout. She runs a writing group called CAKE.shortandsweet, because any form of procrastination is always attractive to the serious author. She writes novels, short stories and flash fiction, poetry, stage scripts and screenplays. She has performed her work at Stirred Poetry, Bad Language and Tongue in Cheek Manchester. Her first publication, Humping the Boonies, is a self-published chapbook and will be available on the night. Find her at http://sarahgracelogan.wordpress.com/
Maya Chowdhry is an award winning poet, playwright and inTer-aCtive artist. Her poetry collection, The Seamstress and the Global Garment (2009, Crocus/Suitcase) is described as “uniquely alive to the possibility of multiple identities, fused mother tongues and the interweaving of myths.” Saradha Soobrayen, Poetry Editor, Chroma Journal. Brides of Dust won the Cardiff International Poetry Competition. She is published in anthologies, including Out of Bounds (2012, Bloodaxe), Red (2012, Peepal Tree Press) and has written for the stage and radio; including Kaahini, nominated for Best Children’s Theatre: Writers Guild Awards (Capercaillie Books). Maya’s poem My Eyes was selected by ‘Time to Read’ resulting in a banner, posters and postcards for libraries in the North West. She performs at festivals, recently at Manchester Literature Festival. She is currently writing haiku and growing them with seeds, one of which was commissioned by Litfest – Flax: 028 as a stop-motion film exhibited in the festival.
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Sheila Hamilton grew up in various places in England and studied French and German at the University of East Anglia. She then taught English in Hungary for 2 years. She has had 2 pamphlets published, The Monster in the Rose Garden by Flarestack in 2001 and One Match by Original Plus in 2010. A full-length collection Corridors of Babel was published by Poetry Salzburg in 2007. She currently lives on the Wirral between Chester and Manchester.
Kieren King is the host of Evidently, a finalist in the UK All-Stars of Slam 2012, third place in the Superheroes of Slam 2013, runner up in the NW All-stars of Slam 2013 and 2012 champion of The Bilston Love Poetry Slam. A member of Working Verse with Dave Viney & Benny-Jo Zahl, he’s acted in Amateur Thematics (2012) & Writers Retweet (2013) at The Lowry Theatre. Their first collection of verse “The Prequel to the Sequel” has been published by Flapjack Press.
Check out Evidently’s Youtube channel to see performances by Kieren and others.