UEA Live: Cat Woodward
National Poetry Day celebration featuring Cat Woodward and special guest Kendel Hippolyte
Faculty guest reader: Andrea Holland
Cat Woodward is a feminist modern lyric poet. Cat studied at the University of East Anglia; her PhD is in robot and lyric voice, her doctoral research was funded through a CHASE studentship. Her first collection, Sphinx, was published by Norwich-based Salò, Press in 2017. In 2018 she won the Ivan Juritz Prize for creative experiment. Her current poetry project, ‘Imitations’ is funded by an Author’s Foundation grant awarded by the Society of Authors. Cat is also a Creative Writing teacher. This year, Cat is reading at a number of literary events around England, including UEA Live, The Lancaster Words Festival, and The Nottingham Poetry Exchange, to celebrate the publication of her second collection, Blood. Flower. Joy! (Knives, Forks and Spoons Press). Poems from this collection will feature in lights as part of this year’s Blackpool Illuminations. www.catwoodward.com. @cwoodwardpoetry
Kendel Hippolyte is a poet, playwright and director and sporadic researcher into areas of Saint Lucian and Caribbean arts and culture. His poetry has been published internationally in journals, anthologies and six volumes between 1980 and 2012. His writing explores the spectrum of Standard and Caribbean English, working with traditional forms, free verse and forms influenced by popular culture. He is the winner of the 2013 Bocas Festival Poetry Prize and in 2000 was awarded the St. Lucia Medal of Merit (Gold) for Contribution to the Arts. He has been a judge on panels for the Small Axe Poetry Prize, the Bocas Festival Poetry Prize and the Montreal Poetry Prize, among others.
Doors open for all events at 6.30 for a 7pm start. No booking necessary. Arrive early to secure your seat.
About UEA Live
Join us for UEA Live – a season of free literature events where we showcase the very best of UEA’s past, present and future literary talent. Our headline authors are supported by writers from across the current UEA Creative Writing programmes.
Grab a drink from the bar, browse books from Waterstones and settle in for a cosy evening in the company of words, in the heart of England’s first UNESCO City of Literature. All are very welcome.