Katrina Porteous and Preti Taneja (Poetry reading, 2nd December)


cygebz2wiaa_qp9Durham’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.

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3 responses to “Katrina Porteous and Preti Taneja (Poetry reading, 2nd December)

  1. Hi there,

    This event is NOT taking place in the Williams Library at St Chad’s College (we have our own student theatre group in that room from 6pm-9pm!). Please can you check with Paul where he has booked and then re-advertise?

    Thanks,

    Eleanor

    Dr Eleanor Spencer-Regan

    Vice-Principal and Senior Tutor

    St Chad’s College

    T: 0191 334 3345

    Department of English Studies

    Department Profile

    Durham University Centre for Poetry and Poetics

    http://www.twitter.com/DPoetryPoetics

    ________________________________

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  2. Hi all,

    I’m very sorry for this miscommunication: the correct room for this event is ER149 – that is an old poster. We’re resending an amended version of it now, drawing attention to the change of venue…

    Best wishes, Paul

    Dr Paul Batchelor

    Lecturer in English Literature and Creative Writing

    Department of English Studies

    Durham University

    +44 (0) 191 33 43 134

    ________________________________ From: SPENCER-REGAN, ELEANOR L. Sent: 30 November 2016 10:25 To: READ Research in English at Durham Cc: BATCHELOR, PAUL Subject: RE: [New post] Katrina Porteous and Preti Taneja (Poetry reading, 2nd December)

    Hi there,

    This event is NOT taking place in the Williams Library at St Chad’s College (we have our own student theatre group in that room from 6pm-9pm!). Please can you check with Paul where he has booked and then re-advertise?

    Thanks,

    Eleanor

    Dr Eleanor Spencer-Regan

    Vice-Principal and Senior Tutor

    St Chad’s College

    T: 0191 334 3345

    Department of English Studies

    Department Profile

    Durham University Centre for Poetry and Poetics

    http://www.twitter.com/DPoetryPoetics

    ________________________________

    Like

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