Trespass and Express Excess bring you our summer fandango!
“Spring passes and one remembers one's innocence. Summer passes and one remembers one's exuberance. Autumn passes and one remembers one's reverence. Winter passes and one remembers one's perseverance.” Yoko Ono
Date: August 4
Where: The Enterprise, 2 Haverstock Hill, Camden, London, NW3 2BL
Featuring eco-poet Glyn Hughes, Cath Drake, Agnes Meadows, Sue Johns, Dzifa Benson, Wes Brown, Ian Parks, Katy Evans-Bush with music from Sandra Alland and the Zorras!
Trespass is going digital: Due to the economic downturn and the exciting range of possibilities that are now possible with digital magazines, we are making the move from print to digital with one anthology collection of Trespass’s best bits per year. Soon you’ll be able to download your issue of Trespass as an app onto your I-Phone or download your magazine onto your computer.
So watch this space, we will soon be available on the Exact Editions website.
In preparation for Trespass’s digital transformation next year we bring you a selection of poetry, music, and short fiction to help you enjoy these long summer evenings before winter closes in again. So come along and help us celebrate the digital revolution. We will be selling all the back issues of the print edition which feature writers, artists, playwrights and musicians like Paloma Faith, Alan Moore, Alasdair Grey, Ian McMillan, Torben Betts and many more. Each issue is a collector’s item chock full with beautiful design and gorgeous artworks and photography.
More about our featured artists:
Glyn Hughes has won national prizes and awards for his poetry collections. His first book, Neighbours, was a Poetry Book Society Recommendation and won the Welsh Arts Council Poet’s Prize. He was awarded the Guardian Fiction Prize as well as the David Higham Prize for his first novel, Where I Used To Play On The Green. He was short-listed for The Whitbread Novel of the Year for The Antique Collector, also for the James Tait Black Prize, and the Portico Prize.
Sandra Alland and her band the Zorras perform their brand of ‘poetry-music weirdness fusion with megaphones.’ Sandra Alland is a writer, multimedia artist, small press publisher and activist. She has published two collections of poetry, Proof of a Tongue (McGilligan Books, 2004) and Blissful Times (BookThug, 2007), and is working on a collection of short stories. Alland's writing has been published in anthologies including, The State of the Arts: Living with Culture in Toronto (Coach House Books) amongst others. In the UK, she has performed at such places as Museum of London, Soho Theatre, The Oxford Playhouse, Queer Mutiny and more. Her visual art and videos were on display at Glasgow's Gallery of Modern Art, with the b)other collective, from 26 November 2009 to 21 February 2010.www.blissfultimes.ca, www.myspace.com/sandraalland,
Sue Johns, originally from Cornwall, lives in London and is a veteran of the performance poetry circuit and has performed at festivals and events around the country, including The Edinburgh Festival. Sue has published six collections of poetry and her work has appeared in numerous magazines and anthologies, most recently Time For Song a collection of contemporary Cornish poetry (Morgan’s Eye Press). Sue also writes and performs theatrical monologues covering subjects as diverse as royal whores through history and the secret lives of shop assistants.
Agnes Meadows has performed both in the UK and internationally. She has five times been a Featured Poet with the Austin International Poetry Festival giving performances and workshops all over Texas, where she has twice won a Christina Sergeyevna Award for outstanding writing, she has been a guest poet at the Austin International Poetry Festival in Austin Texas for mamy years. Her 5th book came out in 2008, and she's currently working on her first novel, as well as writing more poetry for a 6th collection some time in the near future. She has been in Singapore as Writer-in-Residence with the Writer's Centre Singapore & Lit Up Festival of Literature 2010 for the past 6 months. Agnes is the author of three books of poetry; You and Me, Quantum Love, and Woman (waterways, 2003). She has also produced two CDs of her poetry with music, called Agnes Meadows and Blues Shakin’ My Heels. In addition to her own work, Agnes has also been an adviser on Poetry for Channel 4 TV (UK). She is currently working on a fourth book of her poetry to be published under the waterways imprint of flipped eye publishing in early 2005.
Dzifa Benson writes poems, short stories and radio plays. Her music and film journalism has appeared in the Guardian, Evening Standard and Trace magazine. A featured writer in the Tell Tales Volume One short story anthology and national tour in 2004, she has performed poetry and read short stories to audiences at the Tate Britain Gallery, the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts, Speakeasy in Manchester and at the Westwords Literary Festival in west London. She leads and facilitates the Shepherds Bush Library Creative Writing Workshop and is the co-founder of the Literature Foundry, an organisation that aims to provide and support literature development in West London.
Cath Drake is a poet, performer and workshop leader who has been published in numerous magazines and journals including Magma, The Rialto, The London Magazine, Storm Between Fingers, Malika’s Kitchen anthology, London, Flipped Eye Publishing, Derek and More Micro-Fiction, Leaf Books anthology, London, 2007, Like a Girl anthology, GirlChild Press, Washington DC, USA, 2008 (poetry), Indigo, Volume 4, Tactile Books, Western Australia (published Sept 2009) (poetry).
Wes Brown is a 22 year old editor and writer based in Leeds. His short fiction and poetry has appeared in numerous journals in the UK including Route Compendium, Roundtable Review and Aesthetica. He also writes a bimonthly blog at the Arts Council sponsored www.thecadaverine.com where he is Editor.
Ian Parks was one of the Poetry Society New Poets in 1996. He received a Hawthornden Fellowship in 1991. His collections include Shell Island (2006), Love Poems 1979-2009 (2009), and The Landing Stage (2010). His poems have appeared in The London Magazine, Stand, Magma, Poetry Review, The Observer, The Independant on Sunday,The Liberal and Poetry (Chicago).
Katy Evans-Bush writes the literary blog Baroque in Hackney. Her first collection, Me and the Dead (Salt, 2008) was featured in the Forward Anthology 2009, and her second, Egg Printing Explained, is forthcoming in 2011. Her pamphlet Oscar & Henry was published in January 2010 by Rack Press.