Matthew Hedley Stoppard is Hannah Stone’s guest for Nowt but Verse on Friday 15th October. Join us as usual for an entertaining lunchtime poetry chat.
Matthew Hedley Stoppard lives in Otley, West Yorkshire, where he is the UK’s first official Town Poet. His first collection, ‘A Family Behind Glass’ (Valley Press), was a Guardian Readers’ Book of the Year. His poems have appeared in Butcher’s Dog, Iota, Magma, The Morning Star and Shearsman, and he has appeared on programmes for BBC Radio 3, 4 and 6. His second full collection of poetry, ‘The Garland King‘, also published by Valley Press in November 2020, explores the traditional customs and rituals of the working/labouring classes.
To book your place, register on the Eventbrite link here and you will be emailed a Zoom link to the event on Thursday 14th October at 5.30pm and again at 11.30am on Friday 15th. Booking closes at 11.00am. Please check your spam as well for the email if it doesn’t appear. This event will start at 1pm with around 40 minutes of conversation between the poets followed by 10 mins of questions from the audience with no open mic. We look forward to entertaining you with our conversation.
This is a free event with an option to donate with all proceeds going to the Leeds Library.