Performance poet Lucy English at Bishopston Library

January 26 2018

The Friends of Bishopston Library welcome Lucy English, novelist and spoken word poet, to a special event on Friday February 2nd, from 7pm-8pm. Lucy English is a Reader in Creative Writing at Bath Spa University.

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The Friends of Bishopston Library welcome Lucy English, novelist and spoken word poet, to a special event on Friday February 2nd, from 7pm-8pm. Lucy English is a Reader in Creative Writing at Bath Spa University. 

In this session she will be reading poetry from her new collection The Book of Hours, due to be published by Burning Eye Book in Oct 2018. This is the text version of an online poetry film project.

The Book of Hours is a contemporary re-imagining of a Medieval book of hours. These were collections of exquisitely hand-illustrated religious readings and accompanying images. They were created in a handy size so they could be carried by the owner and read on a daily basis. They can also be seen as interactive texts as these books were not intended to be read chronologically. This Book of Hours is secular but the general mood is contemplative and reflective.

The Book of Hours is a calendar of poetry films for now and for different times of day, for every month of the year.

Friends of Bishopston Library is a new not-for-profit group which will host monthly events at the library on Gloucester Road. A talk on the secret history of St Andrews is planned for March 1st. For further details and future booking see www.facebook.com/bishopstonlibrary/