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Beeston Poets presents Jackie Kay




nominated by: Pippa Hennessy

Date: 20 October 2012, 19:30

Beeston Poets is a programme of readings by well-known poets in Beeston Library. It follows on from the ‘Poets in Beeston’ series which ran from 1993 for nearly twenty years.

The 2012 series starts with Jackie Kay on October 20th. Tickets are £10 (£8 concessions) and can be obtained from Beeston Library, Foster Avenue, Beeston, Nottingham NG9 1AE - in person, or by post (send cheque and SAE). Cash/cheques only.

Season tickets are available for full-price tickets for this event, Neil Astley on November 24th and Andy Croft on December 8th for £22 (a saving of £4).

More information at http://beestonpoets.wordpress.com/ or email beestonpoets@gmail.com

Jackie Kay is an award-winning writer of fiction, poetry and plays, whose subtle investigation into the complexities of identity have been informed by her own life. Born in Edinburgh to a Scottish mother and Nigerian father, she was adopted as a baby by a white couple. Kay’s awareness of her different heritages inspired her first book of poetry, The Adoption Papers, which dramatises her experience through the creation of three contrasting narrators: an adoptive mother, a birth mother and a daughter. The book was a great success, winning the Scottish Arts Council Book of the Year and a commendation from the Forward Poetry Prize judges. Subsequent collections and her celebrated first novel, Trumpet, have continued to explore issues of cultural and sexual identity as well as the intimacies and upheavals of love. Kay has also written poetry for children and her first children’s novel, Strawgirl, was published in 2002. She currently lives in Manchester.

Beeston Poets is run by Nottingham Poetry Society, Nottinghamshire Libraries and Five Leaves Publications.

Contact Information

phone: 01159255168
email: beestonpoets@gmail.com
website: beestonpoets.wordpress.com

venue: Beeston Library, Nottingham
Beeston Library, Foster Avenue, Beeston



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