On May 16th. 2017, Jacqueline Gabbitas is our guest, both as reader, and as judge of the society’s Folio competition. The competition results will be announced, followed by readings of a selection of those poems, and then Jacqueline will be reading from her own work.
Jacqueline’s poetry has been published in magazines and anthologies, including Poetry Review and The Forward Book of Poetry (Faber, 2010) and her short collections include Mid Lands(2007 Hearing Eye), Earthworks(2012) and Small Grass (2014) Stonewood Press. She was shortlisted for a New Writing Ventures award, received a Hawthornden Fellowship in 2009 and an Arts Council England Grant for the Arts (to complete a book-length environmental poem called The Book of Grass) in 2013. She has read at venues across the UK, including The Poetry Cafe, The Oxford Times Literary Festival, The South Bank Centre, and at festivals in Italy and Germany. She participated in Radio 3’s The Verb.
Jacqueline has worked for The Poetry School, Enitharmon Press, and taught Poetry at Middlesex University. She acted as editor on Brittle Star Magazine and has facilitated group workshops, individual tutorials and mentoring for many years.
We hope to see you at the Camden Centre at 8 o’clock to enjoy another varied and enjoyable evening of poetry.