Restless Minds Launch

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Thursday 9th October saw the launch of Restless Minds – the latest anthology from the MA Creative Writing course at NTU. I went along to give a reading of my story London Underground.

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Giving my reading.

I worked as poetry editor on last year’s anthology Moths at the Bus Stop, so this year I was only a contributor. The team that have put the book together have worked extremely hard to produce something very beautiful, full of wonderful work.

IMG_6408.JPGShowing off my copy of the book

It was a fabulous launch night – Antenna was packed out so much that there weren’t enough seats. Readers and guests spilled into the extra sofas and, occasionally, trickled over to the bar.

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There were amazing readings from the contributors, which included students, alumni, staff and guest lecturers. It was a real creative injection.

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Readings from acclaimed screenwriter William Ivory and prize-winning poet Sarah Jackson

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Readings from wonderous poets Andrew Taylor and Rory Waterman

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Readings from fiction writers Jonathan Taylor and Oliver Clark

A big clap has to go to the organisers of the event. Kristina Adams was a great host. Sarah Jackson paid tribute to the late Graham Joyce (see below), and there was a happy atmosphere in the knowledge that the work produced was a good standard. It was also the celebration of the Creative Writing MA’s 21st birthday. Here’s to many more.

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Me, Oliver Clark and Sana Aslam with the finished product.

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