We’re pulling no punches with our first event of the roaring ’20s, as we return to Hyde Park Book Club for the third of our Leeds residency dates. Our special guests for this one are Louise Fazackerley and Evrah Rose, plus we’ll have open mic hosted by Matt Abbott.

LIVEwire Leeds No.3 on Wednesday 5 February

Those of you who’ve followed the Nymphs & Thugs journey will be no stranger to our first signing, Louise Fazackerley. Louise had ‘The Lolitas’ published by VERVE Poetry Press in December and will be reading material from her new collection, as well as a few classics no doubt.

Wrexham-born Evrah Rose is also on VERVE Poetry Press and is one of the most exciting emerging poets in the UK right now. With work covering subjects such as mental health, gender inequality, sexual abuse, addiction and domestic abuse, Evrah is a powerful voice whose work has been showcased across a range of BBC platforms and elsewhere.

Click here to purchase tickets, and for details on how to sign up for the open mic.

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Friday night saw the first of our new #LIVEwire events, with an incredible line-up at Manchester’s The Edge Theatre & Arts Centre. A packed room were treated to sets from Luke Wright, Louise Fazackerley and Kirsty Taylor, hosted by Toria Garbutt.

Video by Northern Heart Films

The images below were taken by Derren Lee Poole, and you can also view the gallery over on our Facebook page here. The next of these events is at Leeds’ Hyde Park Book Club on 2 October, starring Salena Godden and Nafeesa Hamid! Tickets are available here.

Firstly, if you haven’t read the blog about our new series of ‘LIVEwire’ events, check it out here. This is our biggest series of events yet and we’re absolutely buzzing that they’re finally out there in the world.

The first of our regional events is a real statement of intent, with internationally renowned poet and playwright Luke Wright supported by Louise Fazackerley and Kirsty Taylor.

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