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Enchiridion Press launch event: Skinny Dip by Kris Johnson (hosted by Sean O’Brien)

Photograph of page from Skinny Dip

Wednesday 29th June 7pm

Sean O’Brien presents an evening of new poetry and art

Award-winning poet Sean O’Brien will introduce American-born, North Shields-based poet Kris Johnson as she launches her first pamphlet, Skinny Dip. Kris holds a PhD in Creative Writing from Newcastle University and is Outreach Coordinator for Mslexia magazine. Her debut collection, Ghost River, will be published next year by Bloodaxe Books.

Skinny Dip is one of three publications by Enchiridion being launched at this event. Enchiridion is a small imprint set up in 2010 by Sean and fellow NE poet Peter Bennet with Hexham-based artist Birtley Aris.

Sean will read his poems featured in the other two publications, and Birtley’s artwork for these will be on display. The first is Calendar, a set of 12 postcards, one for each month of the year and each one with a poem by Sean and pen-and-ink drawing by Birtley; the second is Notes Towards the Supreme Afternoon, a four-panel fold with a poem by Sean and drawing by Birtley.


The cost of entry will be deducted from the cost of the first of any Enchiridion publications purchased at the event.

Live | £5/3

(If you would prefer to book directly over the phone, please call the Library Desk team on 0191 232 0192 and they will be happy to help)