An Evening with Coast to Coast to Coast Poets

24 Sep 2022

Regular hours

10:00 – 17:00

Free admission

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Open Eye Gallery

Liverpool, United Kingdom


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  • The nearest bus station is at Liverpool ONE, but some buses drop off at the Pier Head, right next door to the gallery. Merseytravel has details of local bus services.
  • By train We are 20 minutes walk from Lime Street station ' Liverpool's mainline railway station. James Street station, served by Wirral Line trains, is a two minute walk. Moorfields station, served by the Northern and Wirral Lines, is a five minute w
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Join us for an Evening with Coast to Coast to Coast Poets exploring journeys and trees.


Join us for an early evening Coast to Coast to Coast celebration of poetry and creativity including readings from Katharine Towers and Jean Atkin, a presentation linked to themes of Katharine’s work by photographer, Ron Davies, and the opportunity to respond to a prompt to begin your own poem or piece of writing.

There will be a pivotal reading from Katharine Towers whose third full collection Oak was published by Picador in November 2021. Oak is longlisted for the Laurel Prize 2022. In 2019 Katharine published a pamphlet, The Violin Forest (HappenStance Press) which we had the pleasure of hearing her read in Liverpool. Katharine is currently working on a sequence of poems about the English composer Gerald Finzi and a series of essays about Virginia Woolf.

Jean Atkin will read from her collections exploring long-ago winter journeys; the old English months of the year, and how nature adapts, climate change, and place. Jean is working on a book focused around travels in Iceland, an environment where climate and geology have long been extraordinarily volatile. Jean’s latest book is, The Bicycles of Ice and Salt' (IDP, 2021)

A range of poets have responded to Coast to Coast to Coast prompts and some readers will share lines from projects/ litanies from 2018-2022

Members of the audience will have a chance to respond to a prompt to generate writing linked to the event.

Featuring poets Katharine TowersJean Atkin

Photographs and presentation Ron Davies

Organised by artist and poet Maria Isakova-Bennett

Readings from Coast to Coast to Coast Poets

Image: Cover of Katharine Towers collection Oak, published by Picador

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