The line-up showcases some of the region’s finest poetic talent, including Derbyshire poet laureate River Wolton (featured in October’s Now Then), Helen Mort (winner of the Manchester Young Writer Award), Matt Clegg (Eric Gregory award), Matt Black (Arts Council Writers Award), Ben Wilkinson (Tall Lighthouse) and Now Then’s own James Lock.
The event will conclude with a live performance from local blues guitarist Andrew Duxfield, an artist of “almost super-human dexterity”; a high accolade indeed.
That’s the description, here are the practical details:
Venue: Cafe Euro
Start Time: 8pm
Cost: £5 on the door
There’s also a second Off the Shelf event curated by Opus/Wordlife planned for the 24th of October, which will get it’s own blog post soon. Details here.
Off the Shelf (A Bit About the Festival)
Off the Shelf is an annual celebration of Sheffield literature, funded and organised by Sheffield City Council’s Culture Department. This year the festival runs from the 10th to the 31st of October and includes a programme of events ranging from live poetry to workshops, walks and competitions.