Join me on Saturday at 2pm for another Hannah’s Bookshelf on North Manchester FM. This week, I’ll be welcoming the fab Hilary Walker back to the studio. (You may remember Hilary was one of the performers on my live poetry show back in March.)
Hilary Walker is a Manchester-born poet. She works as a funeral celebrant and lives in Up Holland, Lancashire with her musician husband and their four pets. She began performing her poems in the early days of the Bolton-based poetry performance group Write Out Loud in 2004 and gained experience reading her work at open mic events around the North West. She has also travelled with the group to poetry festivals, including Bordeaux, and on a personal level she has performed in Greenwich Village, New York and more recently this year, in San Francisco.
Recently, she has performed as a featured artist at various local poetry gigs, has made a video/poem with Mark Mace Smith of Thud Dub Films, and has collaborated with her jazz pianist husband, Paul Walker, to produce pieces of piano poetry. In September 2018, Hilary had her first collection of poems published – Saving Lives by Preeta Press.
I’ll be chatting to Hilary about her collection, and about the power of poetry and performance. And, of course, she’ll be sharing her selections for this week’s Apocalypse Books.
Catch the show on Saturday at 2pm on 106.6FM (if you’re in the North Manchester area) or listen online (if you’re further afield).
Missed the show? You can catch it again here: