Adrian Slatcher writes poetry, fiction and criticism, and lives in Manchester.
Next Monday, 23rd May, come along to Proof bar in Chorlton for READING THE OTHER as part of the Chorlton Arts Festival.
Reading The Other: a literary reading with a twist.
We have brought together ten very different writers of poetry and prose, paired them up at random and asked them to swap their setlists for the evening. What happens when you cross a Confessional poet with an Imagist? A surrealist with a kitchen-sink dramatist? An exuberant performance poet with an introverted memoirist? How much do writers squirm when forced to sit in the audience and listen to their own words read out in someone else’s voice? Will it descend into fisticuffs at the first sign of a misplaced trochee?
Come and find out.
I’ll be reading alongside a range of poets and prose writers – with the nice twist that I’ll be in the audience to hear my own poems read out, whilst I read someone else’s work.
Proof bar is on Manchester Road just opposite the Library – it should be a great evening.