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Two Local Poets Sharing a Stage
Wednesday 13 January @ 7:30 pm - 8:45 pmFree
An evening with two local poets – Sue Wallace-Shaddad’s and André Mangeot. André has published three poetry collections, Natural Causes (Shoestring, 2003), Mixer (Egg Box, 2005) and Blood Rain (Seren, 2020) and Sue a short collection of poems about Sudan, ‘A City Waking Up’ (Dempsey and Windle, 2020).
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Sue Wallace-Shaddad’s short collection of poems about Sudan, ‘A City Waking Up’, was published by Dempsey and Windle in October 2020. She will read from these poems which evoke the people, customs, language and food of Khartoum, with Arabic words adding to the colour. Sue also has poems published by Artemis, London Grip, Brittle Star and Ink Sweat & Tears and she writes poetry reviews regularly for Sphinx/ Happenstance Press, London Grip and The Alchemy Spoon.
Sue focused on poetry after a long international career with the British Council. She has just graduated with an MA in Writing Poetry from Newcastle University/Poetry School London. She lives in Ipswich and is Secretary of the Suffolk Poetry Society. Sue comes from a family of Scottish artists, has a particular interest in ekphrastic poetry and often likes to describe her poetry as ‘painting pictures with words’. She is currently collaborating with the artist Sula Rubens. Sue is married to a Sudanese academic and has two children, both in the creative industries.
André Mangeot has published three poetry collections, Natural Causes (Shoestring, 2003), Mixer (Egg Box, 2005) and Blood Rain (Seren, 2020) which examines some of the most pressing challenges we and the planet now face, interwoven with more personal poems and elegies. He has also written two books of short stories, A Little Javanese (Salt, 2008) and True North (Salt, 2010) and recently completed his third novel. For over ten years he was a member of the poetry ensemble The Joy of Six which performed at many festivals across the UK. He lives in Cambridge and alongside his writing works in the charity sector.
André plans to read a selection from all three collections and finish with some lighter poems designed more for performance and entertainment than the page.
There will be an opportunity for questions and discussion after Sue and Andre’s readings.
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