Join me on Saturday 17th March at 2pm for a very exciting special edition of Hannah’s Bookshelf on North Manchester FM. This week, I’ll be hosting a Live Poetry Special, with 12 (count ’em!) fantastic poets performing their work live from the studio.
On the show…
Hilary Walker is a local performance poet currently living in Up Holland and originally from Manchester. Hilary began writing and performing in the early days of the Bolton based poetry performance group Write Out Loud in 2004, and gained experience of reading her work at open mic events around the North West and local slam competitions.
Chris Neilson writes poetry that is emotive, quirky, accessible, rhythmic and lyrical. His influences include the vagaries of people, beautiful landscapes and the ups and downs of life.
Amanda Steel is the author of Love, Dates and Other Nightmares, a candid poetry collection about bad dates, failed relationships and everything else to do with love and dating. She’s also the co-host of a book review podcast entitled Reading in Bed, where she and her partner discuss books they’ve read during the previous month.
Andy N is the author of Return to Kemptown and The End of Summer, and is the creator of the Role Reversal and the Barbarians of the Wall series. He is also the editor and creator of Spoken Label, a regular podcast series that interviews spoken word artists throughout the world.
Emily Jane is a young poet who writes from the heart and soul. She is currently in college, and while working on her A-Levels she also writes daily. Emily was one of the winners of the 2017 Portico Sadie Massey Awards.
John Wilmington is a retired teacher and was a chief examiner for Cambridge University during the late 1980s. He’s a widower who has worked voluntarily in the local community for the past 2 years. He enjoys sharing his work, which is eclectic and literary in content.
Aaron Winter-Davis is 29 years old and from Manchester. He has just started in the spoken word poetry scene, and was formerly a performing artist for Broke Ass Productions.
Originally from Texas, Randall L. Horton is a retired college-level philosophy teacher living, writing, and walking in the High Peak District in northwest England. He began writing poetry in the spring of 2017, and he facilitates the Write and Release poetry group in New Mills, Derbyshire.
Mo Harrop is a former co-host at Sale Waterside Arts Theatre (18 months served), a Friend of Wythenshawe Hall and involved in Suffragette celebrations this year, including the Manchester Day parade. She has awakened her love of poetry in recent years, and her poems reflect everyday life.
Pete Slater is an art school dropout from the 60s, who sort of fell into poetry by accident some 40 years later. He discovered performance poetry at an open mic 6 years ago, and was smitten. He hasn’t stopped writing or performing since.
Gordon Zola is e dam good, poet, compere, comedian and singer-songwriter. He’s also a freelance journalist, writer, workshop leader and member of Wild Words Collective and BARD Company satirical musical quartet.
Tune in on Saturday 17th at 2pm on 106.6FM (if you’re in the North Manchester area) or listen online (if you’re further afield).
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