Durham’s longstanding poetry night, Colpitts Poetry, returns with the first reading in its new programme, featuring Katrina Porteous and Preti Taneja. Entry is free. Doors open at 19.00 on 2nd December in Elvet Riverside 149 (note that previous versions of the poster, giving the venue as St Chad’s College, are incorrect).
Katrina Porteous grew up in County Durham and now lives at Beadnell in Northumberland. Her poems have been broadcast extensively on BBC Radio, and her second full-length collection from Bloodaxe, Two Countries (2014) was shortlisted for the Portico Prize for literature in 2015.
Preti Taneja is a writer, scholar, broadcaster and human rights activist. In 2014 she was named a BBC Next Generation Thinker. Her first work of fiction, the novella Kumkum Malhotra, won the Gatehouse New Fiction Prize in 2015. Her debut novel, We That Are Young, will be published in 2017 by Galley Beggar Press.
Colpitts Poetry is supported by the Centre for Poetry and Poetics and the Arts Council England.