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Hexham Library

Thursday 9 July 7.00pm
Tickets: £5.00

Continuing our series of readings of poetry by North East poets; Ellen Phethean will be reading poems from the pamphlet Women Talking, a pamphlet of pictures and poetry from painter Janet Lynch and poet Ellen Phethean. Kathleen will be reading new work, along with some  old favourites, chosen from her numerous poetry publications.

Ellen Phethean will be reading poems from the pamphlet Women Talking, as well as excerpts from her Young Adult Trilogy. Women Talking is an exhibition and pamphlet of pictures and poetry from painter Janet Lynch and poet Ellen Phethean. It is the result of sharing and responding to each other, two Women Talking through their art. Janet Lynch lives in Cornwall. she has worked and exhibited continuously in many solo shows, including, the Royal Academy. ‘Life experiences, the loves, the losses, the excitements, the sadness and of course motherhood all have had a part to play in the work I create.’ Ellen Phethean lives in Newcastle.She has written, performed and been a sound artist all her working life, often in collaborative ways with The Women’s Theatre Group, & Live Literature with The Poetry Virgins. Her first poetry collection ‘Breath’ was shortlisted for London New Poetry Award.

Kathleen Kenny is a Geordie / Irish writer, living in Newcastle upon Tyne. She has produced a number of poetry collections since 2000, and seen her work published by various poetry magazines and presses, including The Land of Three Rivers, Bloodaxe Books, 2017. She is a recipient of various writing awards, and has read her work at several literature festivals. She has published two novels, The Satellites of Jupiter and Arandora Star, both Red Squirrel Press. She is also a creative writing tutor of many years experience.

Ellen and Kathleen are also running Painting with Words, a creative writing course on Saturday 11 July.

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