WOLVERHAMPTON LITERATURE FESTIVAL
FRIDAY 26TH - SUNDAY 28TH JANUARY 2018
WoLF COLLECTIVE: NINA LEWIS, LAURA LIPTROT, MAURICE MALCOLM, SOPHIE SPARHAM & ROSINA TROTMAN
WOLVERHAMPTON ART GALLERY
Saturday 27th January - 3.30pm
SPECIALLY CURATED BILL FOR THE FESTIVAL, BY THE FESTIVAL
From the pens of a diverse group of writers comes poetry, prose and excerpts from novels.
Writers draw from life experiences to bring you tales from around the world.
Come, meet and hear…
Nina Lewis is published in a range of anthologies, magazines and online. She displayed poems on Festival Poetry Trails Wenlock and BIG LIT. 21 Haiku formed an Art Installation- MAC. In 2014 she was commissioned to perform at Birmingham Literature Festival. Her début pamphlet Fragile Houses was published by V. Press, 2016. In 2017 Nina was a Room 204 Writer - WWM, a Reader in Residence at Rugby Library -WMRN and Worcestershire Poet Laureate.
Laura Liptrot has been an actor since she was six, and in the last few years has started to explore her passion for writing with particular emphasis on poetry. She has performed in many plays, both comedy and drama and recently moved into film and television. She is currently working on staging a self-written one woman show called ‘Seven Wonders’. Everything she sees around her is inspiration for a poem, especially nature.
Maurice Malcolm’s first book Ticket - Admit One, was launched at the Arena Theatre, Wolverhampton. The book summed up the life journey of a young Afro Caribbean man whilst living in the city. It focuses on various inner city issues; drug addiction, knife crime, the perils of alcohol and the drama involved in personal relationships. His second collection of poetry will be published in 2018, which tackles hard-hitting contemporary issues.
Sophie Sparham is a performance poet and writer from Derby. She has just released her first poetry book Please Mind The Gap.
Her poetry focuses on political and social subjects, such as depression, LGBT and women’s issues. She has performed all around the UK; including festivals such as Y Not, Shambala and Rebellion.
Rosina Trotman’s journey as a writer began with the support of poet and mentor Win Saha. She took to the pen and contributed to Families and Out of the Hat; a collection of short stories. Rosina is also co-author of Scars of Deceit; the tales of four women who become entangled with the same man and then wish to get rid of him. She has just completed her first solo crime novel; The Sting of Retribution.