ILF 2019 Poet in Residence Colette Bryce was born and raised in Derry, Northern Ireland. Her first collection The Heel of Bernadette (2000) received the Aldeburgh Prize and the inaugural Strong Award for new Irish poets. The Whole & Raindomed Universe (2014), which draws on her experience of growing up in Derry during the Troubles, was shortlisted for the Forward, Costa, and Roehampton poetry prizes. She will be previewing work from her new collection, due to be published in spring 2020.
Miriam Gamble was born in Brussels in 1980 and grew up in Belfast. Her first collection, The Squirrels Are Dead, won her a Somerset Maugham Award in 2011. Her third collection, What Planet, was published in May 2019. She lectures in creative writing at Edinburgh University.
This event will begin with the results of the 2019 Walter Swan Poetry Prize, judged by Colette Bryce
- Date: Sunday 20th October
- Time: 5:15 pm
- VenueIlkley Playhouse - Wharfeside
- Price£8.00/£5.00 concessions
- Available Soon