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WOLVERHAMPTON LITERATURE FESTIVAL

FRIDAY 1ST - SUNDAY 3RD FEB 2019

BLACK COUNTRY WOMEN

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Lighthouse, Chubb Buildings

Sun 3rd Feb Feb 2019

2.30pm - 4.00pm

£5

 

with Marion Cockin, Iris Rhodes & Emma Purshouse who present work about women’s lives in the Black Country featuring poems from Nailmakers’ Daughters, The Poetry of the Black Country & Close. MC Jane Seabourne

 

Marion Cockin was born in Wednesbury in the Black Country and has been writing since the age of 7.

 

She worked as Assistant City Librarian for Wolverhampton Libraries and has been active with Bilston Writers and with Offa’s Press.

 

Her work speaks of her love for the Black Country and zest for life.

 

 

 

Iris Rhodes was born in Bradley but enjoyed a long career teaching Drama in London and East Africa.

 

Her work is characterised by lyric grace and precise observation. She also remembers her roots in the Black Country and is happy to be a ‘nailmakers’ daughter’.

 

 

 

Emma Purshouse is a lively and original performance poet. She is a slam winner and regularly performs at spoken word venues and literature festivals across the country.

 

Emma has had short stories and poetry published in various anthologies and small press magazines. She has an MA in Creative Writing.

 

 

 

 

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