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Poetry in Herons – Elizabeth Parker

14 September at 18:00 - 19:15

£4.00 – £9.99

Join us for Poetry In Herons with Elizabeth Parker

Join us in the Arcade after hours for our monthly poetry reading. 6pm, Saturday 14th September.

In September we are celebrating the publication of Cormorant, the second collection from Elizabeth Parker.

Elizabeth Parker was born in London and grew up in Pygmy Pinetum Garden Nurseries, a garden centre in The Forest of Dean. She lives in Bristol with her partner and two sons. Elizabeth was a secondary school English teacher for eight years and is writing two novels based on her experiences teaching Shakespeare to teenagers.

Elizabeth’s poetry has been published in various journals and has won and been shortlisted for a range of prizes. Following her 2016 pamphlet, Antinopolis (published by Eyewear), Elizabeth’s first full collection, In Her Shambles, was published by Seren Books in April 2018 and her second collection, Cormorant, was published by Seren this February. Elizabeth is a founding member of Bristol poetry quartet The Spoke, who perform their work at festivals and events. She is also co-host of monthly Bristol poetry event Under The Red Guitar.

Elizabeth is currently experimenting with poetic forms as she works on a long poem about her wonderful father, who has late-stage dementia, and a collection about the life and sudden loss of her sister, the playwright and glorious human being Helen K Parker. Her cormorants continue, as she has just begun to draft a poem titled ‘Helen As Cormorant’.

You can buy tickets in advance online or in the shop.
Tickets are £4 or free with the purchase of Cormorant. All tickets include a glass of something sparkling on arrival.

Tickets are fully redeemable against buying the books on the night.
Book orders will be ready for you to pick up and get signed at the event.

The evening will begin with a reading from Julie-Ann Rowell, followed by Elizabeth’s reading.

Julie-Ann Rowell is a multi-award-winning poet. She won first prize in the Grey Hen Press Poetry Competition, in the Frogmore Poetry Prize and the New Writer Poetry Competition Short Collection prize. Her pamphlet collection Convergence was selected as a recommended read by the Poetry Book Society. She was a runner-up twice in the Bridport Prize. Her latest collection, Inside Out, was short-listed for the Welsh International Poetry Collection competition 2023.


14 September
18:00 - 19:15
£4.00 – £9.99
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