march, 2021

08mar7:00 pmNew Words Festival - Martina Evans in conversation with Michael Schmidt7:00 pm

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Event Details

Time to Read and Oldham Libraries are thrilled to host Martina Evans and Michael Schmidt, as one of ten literature events for the New Words Festival. Book now!

Martina EvansMartina Evans is an Irish poet, novelist and teacher. She grew up in County Cork in a country pub, shop and petrol station and is the youngest of ten children. She is the author of eleven books of prose and poetry and three novels. Martina has won many awards.

Her most recent collection, Now We Can Talk Openly About Men, is a sequence of narrative poems in the form of monologues by two women at the time of the Irish War of Independence and the subsequent Irish Civil War.

“The description ‘compulsive reading’ rarely applies to a poetry collection, no matter how well written, so it’s a welcome surprise to find a book that’s hard to put down until every poem is read.” Adele Ward

Now We Can Talk Openly About Men and other collections by Martina Evans are available from the Carcanet website:

Michael Schmidt FRSL, poet, scholar, critic and translator, was born in Mexico in 1947; he studied at Harvard and at Wadham College, Oxford, before settling in England. Among his many publications are several collections of poems and a novel, The Colonist (1981), about a boy’s childhood in Mexico. He is general editor of PN Review and founder as well as managing director of Carcanet Press.

About the event

The event will be held through Zoom. After you register, you will receive an email with the log-in details. The session will feature a reading and talk by Martina, and questions from the audience will be taken through the chat feature. Please note the event will be recorded.

The New Words Festival is made possible through  public funding from Arts Council England.


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