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October | Thu 18th | 19:00

Poetry Launch - Lesley Mountain's new collection 'Vamoose' FREE

'These are poems of a mature and thoughtful poet whose work turns an unsentimental eye on the universal struggle for meaning and coherence, reaching for that sense of self, of the poet’s place in the world until: ‘I’m starting to know where I am’ in Location. '

Ellen Phethean

Lesley Mountain is involved in campaigns against fossil fuels and has a love of the natural world which her poems explore.  She lives in West Gateshead and is a keen walker.   The poems show a preoccupation and fascination for maps.  She won the James Kirkup Memorial Prize in 2010.  

The support act is Craig Campbell, a short story writer from Hartlepool, Teesside's answer to Irvine Welsh - gritty, funny, uncompromising slices of life along the Tees coast.

 

 

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