great weather at The Poetry Café, London, England, 2017

by Jane on June 16, 2016

September 6, 2017 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm GMT+1
The Poetry Café (The Poetry Place)
22 Betterton St
London WC2H 9BX
£5 / £3 concessions
Jane Ormerod

7:30 – 10:00 pm GMT

This is the other side of expectation. This is the other side of memory. This is The Other Side of Violet. The Other Side of Violet front cover

Join us at  London’s Poetry Café to celebrate the publication of our sixth annual anthology, The Other Side of Violet, with contributors and guest poets and writers.

Featuring Joshua Idehen, Martin Ouvry, Gayle Richardson, Joolz Sparkes, Chris Stewart, Roddy Williams, plus great weather editor Jane Ormerod.

The Other Side of Violet is a fearless and dynamic collection of contemporary poetry and short fiction by established and emerging writers. The anthology also contains interviews with Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Paul Harding and award-winning poet and novelist Tim Z. Hernandez.

“These annual anthologies and other work by great weather for MEDIA are an admirable contribution to arts and culture.”- The Compulsive Reader

Submissions for our next anthology open October 15 2017

Joshua IdehenJoshua Idehen is a poet, teacher and musician. A British born Nigerian, Joshua was the founder of one of the most successful poetry events in London, Poejazzi. His poetry has been published alongside Linton Kwesi Johnson and Anthony Joseph and he has performed at festivals and respected venues across the UK and Europe. He has done workshops in prisons alongside Slambassadors and English Pen. He is a member of electro/R&B band: Hugh, recently been championed by Huw Stephens, Diplo and Aluna George, who’ve just released their debut album “Love, Hugh”. He recently collaborated with The Comet Is Coming on their debut album ‘Channel The Spirits’ which was nominated for a Mercury Award. He recently performed his sold out show at the Roundhouse, ‘Last Night’ to ecstatic reviews.

Martin OuvryMartin Ouvry worked as a musician in America and Europe (where his band had a hit single) before studying English and Creative Writing at UEA. His awards include UEA’s Alumni Prize for Fiction, an Arts Council Individual Writer’s Award, a Hawthornden Fellowship and a Wingate Scholarship in literature. He has reviewed books for the Sunday Times, the FT, and the Observer. His fiction has been published in anthologies and magazines such as Picador’s New Writing, The London Magazine, and Esquire. Martin also teaches, at City University, Kingston University, and with the British Council. His band, Indian Summer, does occasional performances in and around London. Martin is writing his novel Frugality with the generous assistance of Arts Council England.

Gayle Richardson 2Gayle Richardson is a writer and proud crazy cat lady who spends her free time writing poems, just like her late Grandpa, Donald. She has been published in the great weather for MEDIA anthologies The Careless Embrace of the Boneshaker and   I Let Go of The Stars in My Hand  and currently lives in Suffolk, England. When she isn’t busy speaking her mind, Gayle enjoys sharing precious moments with the most important man in her life—Paul.

joolz.sparkesJoolz Sparkes is a north London writer based near the Arsenal soccer stadium. To date, none of her work is about soccer. As a poet, Joolz has featured at Ledbury Poetry Festival 2016, Ronnie Scott’s Bar, Fourth Friday, great weather for MEDIA at Parkside Lounge in New York City, Gallery Café Poets in Chicago, and was also a Transport For London Poet-in-Residence at Leicester Square tube station. In addition, she has been shortlisted for the Bridport Poetry Prize and her work can be found in Loose Muse, South Bank Poetry, and Ink Sweat and Tears. Joolz is a member of the collective Malika’s Poetry Kitchen, is working on a joint poetry project called London Undercurrents, and is attempting her first novel. Find Joolz’s work in The Other Side of Violet.

Chris Stewart

Chris Stewart is a functional meta-reprogrammer of human bio-computers, a poet, and a life coach. His work has been anthologized in Break-Out: A Calling Card From The Rising Stars Of The Tees-side Scene (Ek Zuban, 2013) and in the great weather for MEDIA anthology The Careless Embrace of the Boneshaker. Chris lives in Yorkshire, England, and is presently converting his life into a text-based adventure. Photo of Chris Stewart by Kev Howard.

Roddy WilliamsOriginally from North Wales, Roddy Williams lives and works in London. His poetry has appeared in Magma, The North, The Frogmore Papers, The Rialto, Envoi, and great weather for MEDIA’s The Other Side of Violet. He has had two of his plays performed onstage in London and is a keen surrealist photographer and painter. Interview

Jane Ormerod, London Jane Ormerod is a founding editor at great weather for MEDIA is the author of the full-length poetry collections Welcome to the Museum of Cattle and Recreational Vehicles on Fire (both from Three Rooms Press, and the chapbook 11 Films (Modern Metrics/EXOT Books). Her work also appears in publications including Maintenant, AND/OR, Marsh Hawk Press Review, Post (BLANK),Sensitive SkinThe Nervous Breakdown, and Paris Lit Up. Born on the south coast of England, Jane now lives in New York City and performs extensively across the United States and beyond.





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