26.7.2016 - Bare Fiction poetry event, Manchester
Launch of The Knowledge Weapon by Annette C. Boehm.
with special guests Rosie Garland & Emma McGordon
Blackwell's Bookshop Manchester
nr Arthur Lewis Building,
M13 9PL Manchester
This is a free event.
Entry from 6pm ready for 6:30pm start.
Annette's book launch tour continues in Manchester with this event at Blackwell's University Bookshop with special guests Rosie Garland & Emma McGordon. (Check out our other events on this book tour in Cardiff, London & Birmingham. https://www.facebook.com/BareFiction/events )
We're a tiny press, so do feel free to bring your own booze/drinks etc and make it your own type of poetry party.
Annette C. Boehm won the Bare Fiction Debut Poetry Collection Competition 2015, as judged by award winning poet Andrew McMillan who has this to say about The Knowledge Weapon: "Open the book on any page and try not to be impressed by the command of language, the dynamism of image, the thrill of subjects which are on offer."
You can purchase a copy of the collection on the night or from our website: http://www.barefictionmagazine.co.uk/buy/books/knowledge-weapon-annette-c-boehm/
Annette C. Boehm
Annette C. Boehm is a graduate of the Center for Writers at The University of Southern Mississippi. Her chapbook The Five Parts of Love - Confabulating Sappho was published by Dancing Girl Press in 2012, and her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in UK and US journals such as New Welsh Review, Under the Radar, elimae, Chariton Review, Hawaii Pacific Review, Journal of Compressed Creative Arts and others. Her manuscript The Knowledge Weapon was also finalist for the 2015 New Issues Poetry Prize, FIELD Poetry Prize, and the Tarpaulin Sky Book Prize. She serves as a poetry reader for the online journal Memorious.
Recently named 'literary hero' by The Skinny, Rosie Garland is a novelist, poet and singer with post-punk band The March Violets. She also performs twisted cabaret as Rosie Lugosi the Vampire Queen. With a passion for language nurtured by libraries, she started out in spoken word, garnering praise from Apples and Snakes as 'one of the country's finest performance poets'.
Emma McGordon was born and raised in West Cumbria. Told from a young age she would never be much of a reader or writer, Emma developed to become a critically acclaimed spoken word artist and performer. First published at 17 by Blacksuede Boot press founded by cult poet Barry MacSweeney, Emma now features in multiple magazines and anthologies as well as being published by Tall Light House, London and Penned in the Margins.