Quiet You TWO!

Words, balloons, fishing line, scribblings, mishearings, boundarings.

Experimental music and words by Angharad DAVIES (richard dawson band, etc.), G Douglas BARRETT (artist/composer), Ryoko AKAMA (soundartist/composer/melange/mumei), Michael PARSONS (scratch orchestra veteran), Mieko SHIOMI (fluxus artist), Alvin LUCIER (superstar roominator), as rendered by Stephen Chase, Linda Kemp, and Nathan Bettany.

La Biblioteka, Sheffield. Friday 26th May, 7:30pm, £5/donations, BYOB.

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Electric Arc Furnace #3

The next edition of Electric Arc Furnace at La Biblioteka, Sheffield, on 13th April, with Nat Raha & Eley Williams.

A new poetry reading series, in the centre of Sheffield, between the seven hills. Innovative poetries from the South Yorks hinterlands & further-flung.

Eley Williams is co-editor of fiction at 3:AM magazine with prose in Ambit, Night & Day, Structo and The White Review. Her collection Attrib. and Other Stories (Influx, 2017) was chosen by Ali Smith amongst ‘the best of debut fiction’ for this year’s Cambridge Literary Festival. She has a small book of poetry, ‘Frit’, forthcoming from Sad Press.

Nat Raha is a poet and trans / queer activist, living in Edinburgh, Scotland. Her poetry includes two collections: countersonnets (Contraband Books, 2013), and Octet (Veer Books, 2010); and numerous pamphlets including ‘£/€xtinctions’ (Sociopathetic Distro, 2017), ‘[of sirens / body & faultlines]’ (Veer Books, 2015), and ‘mute exterior intimate’ (Oystercatcher Press, 2013). She’s performed and published her work internationally. She is undertaking a PhD in Creative & Critical Writing at the University of Sussex. Nat’s essay titled ‘Transfeminine Brokenness, Radical Transfeminism’ is due for publication in the South Atlantic Quarterly this spring, and she has recently started working with Scottish PEN on the Many Voices project.

Readings take place at La Biblioteka, Sheffield City Centre. BYOB. Doors 7pm.

£4 waged / £3 unwaged / pay what you can. Proceeds to poets. All very welcome.

Quiet, You!

An opera for pencils, an installation for mouths, curious tall tales, footwear obsession.
Experimental music, words &c. by Ryoko.AKAMA, Robert.ASHLEY, Sarah.HUGHES, Alison.KNOWLES, Alvin.LUCIER, Claudia.MOLITOR & Jennifer.WALSHE, as performed by Linda.KEMP and Stephen.CHASE.
Tuesday 21st March, 7pm, La Biblioteka, Sheffield City Centre. £4/donations.

Electric Arc Furnace #2

The next event in the Electric Arc Furnace poetry reading series, Sheffield, will be at La Biblioteka, 16th February:

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Electric Arc Furnace #2, with Lila Matsumo & Edmund Hardy.

A new poetry reading series, in the centre of Sheffield, between the seven hills. Innovative poetries from the South Yorks hinterlands & further-flung.

Lila Matsumoto’s publications include Soft Troika (If a Leaf Falls Press) and Allegories from my Kitchen (Sad Press). Recent poems have appeared in the magazines Litmus, Tripwire, and Zarf, and on exhibition at the Kakimori Bunko museum in Osaka, Japan. Lila teaches creative writing at the University of Nottingham.

Edmund Hardy published Complex Crosses, a book of philology and a drift through poetry, with Contraband Books in 2013. He’s currently finishing a comico-political novel called Motley Apostles. He’s also interested in the future, ‘which is where we’ll spend most of the rest of our lives’.

Readings take place at La Biblioteka,  Sheffield City Centre. BYOB. Doors 7pm.

£4 waged / £3 unwaged / pay what you can. Proceeds to poets.