(photograph by Nicole Lovell)
City Voices are delighted to announce that Emma Purshouse will be our special guest at our 10th Anniversary celebrations at City Central Library at 7pm on 7th September 2016. Emma Purshouse is a freelance performance poet, writer, stand-up comedian and workshop facilitator. She lives in the City of Wolverhampton a few miles north of Birmingham. Emma performs her work nationally, is a published author and winner of poetry slams. She has a degree in English, and an MA in Creative writing.
Emma hosted the Much Wenlock Poetry Festival this year, reading the poem 'The Nailmakers' Daughters' from the collection of the same name, published by Offa's Press. Emma recently launched her new collection of children's poetry, “I once knew a poem who wore a hat” illustrated with the work of Catherine Pascall Moore. Congratulations are certainly in order for Emma and Catherine – the book been shortlisted in the prestigious Rubery Award. www.emmapurshouse.co.uk
OK - that's the official stuff! Let me just say that Emma is a brilliant performance poet, original, witty, clever, entertaining...could go on forever. Amazingly, this event is free! To book you must contact Central City Library 01782 238455 or e-mail email@example.com