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.
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.
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.
There were amazing readings from the contributors, which included students, alumni, staff and guest lecturers. It was a real creative injection.
Readings from acclaimed screenwriter William Ivory and prize-winning poet Sarah Jackson
Readings from wonderous poets Andrew Taylor and Rory Waterman
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.
Me, Oliver Clark and Sana Aslam with the finished product.