RISE: John Burnside and Rita Ann Higgins
7.30pm, Thursday 9th May
LEAF, Bold Street, Liverpool, L1 4EZ
If you’re in Liverpool tomorrow evening and fancy a night in the company of two award-winning poets then you’re in luck, as our latest public RISE event is bringing John Burnside and Rita Ann Higgins to the city.
In partnership with Writing on the Wall and as part of the In Other Words festival, John and Rita will be reading from and discussing their work at LEAF, following earlier readings in HMP Liverpool and in-patient units in Merseycare NHS Trust and 5 Boroughs Partnership NHS Foundation Trust respectively as part of our Reading in Secure Environments (RISE) project.
John Burnside is one of only two poets to win both the Forward Poetry Prize and the TS Eliot prize for the same book, Black Cat Bone and has been called “a Master of Language” by Hilary Mantel. Rita Ann Higgins has been described as both provocative and heart-warming, with Ruth Padel writing that her poems have “a brilliantly spiky, surreal blend of humour and social issues.”
Tickets cost £6/£4 concessions but there is a special two for the price of one offer if you enter the code WoW at the booking page or at the Philharmonic Hall Box Office, Hope Street, Liverpool, L1 9BH.