West Bridgford Library, Bridgford Road, West Bridgford, Nottingham NG2 6AT
Forward Prize winner Liz Berry makes her debut appearance in West Bridgford, reading a selection of her powerful, atmospheric poems whose themes include a sense of place, the beauty of dialect, post-industrial landscape and the raw experiences of new motherhood.
Liz Berry was born in the Black Country and now lives in Birmingham. her first book of poems, Black Country (Chatto 2014), described as a ‘sooty, soaring hymn to her native West Midlands’ (Guardian) was a Poetry Book society recommendation, received a Somerset Maugham Award and won the Geoffrey Faber Memorial Award and Forward Prize for Best First Collection 2014. her pamphlet The Republic of Motherhood (Chatto, 2018) was a Poetry Book society Pamphlet Choice and the title poem won the Forward Prize for Best Single Poem 2018.
Adults (under 18s to be accompanied by an adult)
image credit: Lee Allen