A BEAST IN VIEW is an event involving authors like Holly Hopkins, Anthony Howell, Courttia Newland and Tony White who is a lecturer in the Brunel Creative Writing department.
[It’s expected to be] a timely and unmissable evening of satire in poetry and prose at The Room, a space for the arts in Tottenham, featuring leading black British novelist Courttia Newland—author of The Scholar, Society Within, The Gospel According to Cane, etc.—‘a truly gifted storyteller’ (Time Out)—and the 2011 Eric Gregory Award and 2014 Poetry Business Pamphlet Competition-winning poet Holly Hopkins, who contributed to The Emma Press’s powerful Campaign in Poetry anthology earlier this year. Joining them are London author Tony White, best known for his novel Foxy-T—‘One of the best London novels you’ll ever get to read’ (Sunday Herald)—who will be reading satirical short The Holborn Cenotaph; and Theatre of Mistakes founder, the poet and novelist Anthony Howell, whose performance Table Moves at The Tate was described by Stewart Lee in the Observer as ‘The best performance I have ever seen’. Howell’s first collection of poems, Inside the Castle was published in 1969 and his latest, Silent Highway, is published by Anvil.
‘Since its heyday in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, satire as a poetic form seems to have fallen out of fashion. But imitating the achievements of the seventeenth century now would come over as a cliché. What does seem important to retain though is a sense of one’s subject. With satire, there is a beast in view…’ Anthony Howell
For anyone interested in this event the details are as follows:
Poetry at The Room, 33 Holcombe Road, Tottenham Hale, N17 9AS
Saturday 5 December 2015
£5 entry plus donation for refreshment
Here are also some Author bios to familiarise yourself with;
Holly Hopkins’ debut pamphlet, Soon Every House Will Have One, won the 2014 Poetry Business Pamphlet Competition. Holly received an Eric Gregory Award in 2011.
Courttia Newland is the author of seven works of fiction. His latest, The Gospel According to Cane, was published in 2013. His short stories have appeared in many anthologies and broadcast on Radio 4. He is an associate lecturer in creative writing at Birkbeck, University of London.
Tony White is the author of novels including Foxy-T (Faber and Faber) and Shackleton’s Man Goes South (Science Museum), and numerous short stories. Missorts, White’s GPS-triggered permanent soundwork for the city of Bristol launched in 2012. A former writer in residence at the Science Museum, White chairs the board of directors of London’s award-winning arts radio station, Resonance 104.4fm.
Anthony Howell co-organises Poetry at The Room. His performance Table Moves at The Tate was described by Stewart Lee in the Observer as ‘The best performance I have ever seen.’ (Observer 17 Oct 2010). Howell is a poet and novelist whose first collection of poems, Inside the Castle was published in 1969. His latest collection Silent Highway is published by Anvil.