Award-winning Derry poet Colette Bryce makes her homecoming to co-incide with Carol Ann Duffy’s only visit during this City of Culture Year. Colette will read on Thursday night October 3rd at the Verbal Arts Centre and will facilitate two poetry workshops for aspirant poets during her short visit. Colette Bryce currently lives in the North East of England. She has published three collections with Picador: The Heel of Bernadette (2000), The Full Indian Rope Trick (2004) and Self-Portrait in the Dark (2008), and has received several awards for her work, including the Cholmondeley Award from the Society of Authors in 2010. From 2009 to 2013 she was Poetry Editor at Poetry London magazine. Her new collection will be published by Picador in 2014. Colette’s reading will be her first in her home city for many years and she’ll be introducing new work exploring the Derry of her childhood, as transformed through memory and imagination.
To secure free tickets for the Colette Bryce reading contact the Verbal Arts Centre – phone 028 71266946
For further information on these events/ workshops, contact Eamonn Baker at firstname.lastname@example.org; or ring 07921210703.