Stanza Poetry Festival Event

Tuesday 16 February 2010, 6.30pm - 8pm, Gallery North, Northumbria University.

The event is free. Refreshments will be provided.

As part of New Writing North's ongoing collaboration with the StAnza Festival in Scotland, Gallery North is delighted to invite you to a special event. As a preview to the 2010 Festival, New Writing North and Gallery North are hosting a special evening in Newcastle with StAnza's Artistic Director Eleanor Livingstone and StAnza's poet in residence for 2010, Kei Miller. 

The evening will include a short talk about the StAnza Festival by Eleanor, followed by a reading from Kei Miller, who will be presenting some of his recent work. The evening will be a great opportunity for local poets and poetry readers to learn more about the Festival and to hear about the vibrant Scottish poetry scene.

With a growing reputation as one of the most dynamic poetry festivals in Europe, the programme for this year includes more than 65 events in atmospheric venues around the ancient town centre of St Andrews. It is taking place 17 - 21 March 2010, and features almost 100 poets, musicians, artists and writers in every kind of reading and performance.

Notes about the writer: Kei Miller is a Jamaican poet and novelist. His first collection of short fiction, The Fear of Stones, was short-listed in 2007 for a Commonwealth Writers First Book Prize. He has written two poetry collections, his first collection, Kingdom of Empty Bellies, was published in 2006 by Heaventree Press; his second, There is an Anger that Moves was published in 2007 and he is editor of Carcanet's New Caribbean Poetry: An Anthology. In the summer, Miller's newest collection is published; A Light Song of Light, and Weidenfeld and Nicolson will publish his latest novel, The Last Warner Woman. He teaches at the University of Glasgow.

To register your interest to attend, please email: or by phone +44 (0) 191 233 3850.