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WOLVERHAMPTON ORIGINAL LITERATURE FESTIVAL

FRIDAY 27TH - SATURDAY 28TH - SUNDAY 29TH JANUARY 2017

BLACK COUNTRY VOICES

Saturday 28th January 2017 - 7.30pm (105mins)

Arena Theatre, University of Wolverhampton, Wulfruna Street

Tickets: £8/£6 from here

 

Dave Reeves was born in Netherton in the Black Country and had many jobs, from civil servant to industrial labourer, before becoming an itinerant performance poet and musician. He was Literature Development Officer for Sandwell Libraries; edited and published Raw Edge Magazine, the regional journal of new writing from 1995 to 2008; and co-founded the West Midlands-based internet radio station Radio Wildfire. His Black Country Dialectics was published by Offa’s Press in 2011.

 

The ‘Nailmakers’ Daughters’ are Marion Cockin, Iris Rhodes and Emma Purshouse. All with strong Black Country roots their life journeys have taken them to different places but they all retain the warmth and wit of their roots and a sharp eye for the passing scene. Their anthology, edited by Jane Seabourne, was published by Offa’s Press in 2015.

 

 

 

BACK Dave Reeves  (who bellows) pic. Ali McK Nailmakers' pic