Chapter & Verse Literature Festival 2010 at the Bluecoat

chapterverseStarts on Wednesday 13 October 2010. Here is the list of events I received some while ago. Please check with the Bluecoat for the latest updates.

Chapter & Verse Literature Festival 2010
13 Oct- 17 Oct

Philosophy in Pubs: Start Something
A group of like-minded people searching for philosophical stimulation in a relaxed atmosphere. Come and get involved in this enquiry and debate.
the Bluecoat, School Lane, L1 3BX 0151 702 5324 www.thebluecoat.org.uk
Wednesday 13 October  1pm Free, no ticket required

Film Screening: Poetry on Film
Four films examining manipulating texts through the moving image, selected by Malgorzata Kitowski at PoetryFilm – the UK’s only regular screening platform for this genre.
the Bluecoat, School Lane, L1 3BX 0151 702 5324 www.thebluecoat.org.uk
Wednesday 13 October 2pm Free, ticket required

Writers on Film: screening of Adaptation
A screening of Spike Jonze and Charlie Kaufman’s post modern cult classic on the challenges and miseries of creative freedom.
the Bluecoat, School Lane, L1 3BX 0151 702 5324 www.thebluecoat.org.uk
Wednesday 13 October 3pm Free, ticket required

Network for Writers and Writing Groups
The Bluecoat’s commitment to writing talent continues with this annual event featuring several guest speakers addressing the festival’s central themes, A New England.
the Bluecoat, School Lane, L1 3BX 0151 702 5324 www.thebluecoat.org.uk
Wednesday 13 October 4 – 6pm Free, ticket required

Jackie Kay: Red Dust Road
Taking the reader from Glasgow to Lagos and beyond, the book is revelatory, redemptive and courageous, unique in its voice and universal in its reach.
the Bluecoat, School Lane, L1 3BX 0151 702 5324 www.thebluecoat.org.uk
Wednesday 13 October 6pm £5/£3

Liverpool Poetry Cafe presents Brian Patten: Ghosts in the Attic
One of Liverpool’s most famous and best-loved poets, Brian Patten, explores his past and its many ghosts through poetry and a vivid memoir he is currently writing.
the Bluecoat, School Lane, L1 3BX 0151 702 5324 www.thebluecoat.org.uk
Wednesday 13 October 7.30pm £8 / £5

North West Publishers Showcase
Drop in and browse through the latest books by independent publishers based in the North West – from cutting edge to classic, academic to anarchic, there will be books for all tastes. In association with  Comma Press.
the Bluecoat, School Lane, L1 3BX 0151 702 5324 www.thebluecoat.org.uk
Thursday 14 October 1pm Free, no ticket required

BBC Radio 4 Bookclub: Sarah Hall and James Naughtie
James Naughtie presents a special edition of Radio 4’s book programme, Sarah Hall and a small group of readers discuss discuss Sarah’s dystopian novel The Carhullan Army. Please contact Bookclub directly to be part of the group:http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b006s5sf
the Bluecoat, School Lane, L1 3BX 0151 702 5324 www.thebluecoat.org.uk
Thursday 14 October 2.45pm Free, ticket required.

Eureka Commissions: with Frank Cottrell Boyce, Adam Marek and Adam Roberts.
Writers re-visit key ‘eureka moments’, to re-imagine and semi-fictionalise their point of discovery and challenge popular perceptions of how science works.
the Bluecoat, School Lane, L1 3BX 0151 702 5324 www.thebluecoat.org.uk
Thursday 14 October 6pm £3/£2

Next Up
This highly regarded showcase is co-curated by course leaders in writing from Hope University, University of Liverpool and Liverpool John Moores University, and features some of the city’s best emerging writers.
the Bluecoat, School Lane, L1 3BX 0151 702 5324 www.thebluecoat.org.uk
Thursday 14 October 7.30pm Free, ticket required

Dead Good Poets presents Glam Slam
A poetry slam with a difference. 18 poets compete for the title declaring them ‘Liverpool’s Most Glamorous Poet’. Poets wishing to compete should contact sarah@deadgoodpoetssociety.co.uk in advance.
the Bluecoat, School Lane, L1 3BX 0151 702 5324 www.thebluecoat.org.uk
Thursday 14 October 8.30pm Free, no ticket required.

Chuck Perkins: Jazz Commuter Poetry
Perkins is a former U.S. Marine and travelling salesman. His awe inspiring spoken word sets have made him a household name in his native New Orleans.
the Bluecoat, School Lane, L1 3BX 0151 702 5324 www.thebluecoat.org.uk
Friday 15th October 1pm Free, no ticket required

Pauline Campbell Memorial Lecture
Delivered by Deborah Coles, exploring Pauline Campbell’s legacy, and the wider impact of protest in shaping the society we live in Featuring guests who have direct experience of protest and human rights.
the Bluecoat, School Lane, L1 3BX 0151 702 5324 www.thebluecoat.org.uk
Friday 15th October 3pm £3/£2

Philosophy in the City presents Dr Julian Baggini
Focusing on the themes of Baggini’s 2007 book Welcome to Everytown in which he explores the ideas of the inhabitants of the most typical postcode in England.
the Bluecoat, School Lane, L1 3BX 0151 702 5324 www.thebluecoat.org.uk
Friday 15th October 6pm £5/£3

Rupert Thompson in conversation with Suzi Feay
Rupert Thomson’s funny, frank and moving memoir, This Party’s Got to Stop, is one of the most compelling literary publications of 2010, an account of one family’s haphazard attempt to know itself.
the Bluecoat, School Lane, L1 3BX 0151 702 5324 www.thebluecoat.org.uk
Friday 15th October 7.30pm £5/£3

Double Bill: Guy Browning and Shazia Mirza
A hilarious evening of discussion and digression around setting your sights right. Featuring two of the funniest, most switched-on columnist stand-ups in the country.
the Bluecoat, School Lane, L1 3BX 0151 702 5324 www.thebluecoat.org.uk
Friday 15th October 8.45pm £8/£5

Start Something New Poetry Workshop with Chuck Perkins
The spoken word icon from New Orleans delivers a workshop in rhythm, music and language for writers at all levels who wish to kick-start their creative juices.
the Bluecoat, School Lane, L1 3BX 0151 702 5324 www.thebluecoat.org.uk
Saturday 16 October 10.30am – 1pm £15/£10

Polly Toynbee and David Walker: The Verdict – Did Labour Change Britain?
Polly Toynbee and David Walker provide a telling analysis of Labour’s longest term in office. From boom times to the misery of economic bust, they assess the era of Blair and Brown and ask What Have Labour Done?
the Bluecoat, School Lane, L1 3BX 0151 702 5324 www.thebluecoat.org.uk
Saturday 16 October 1pm £3/£2

Poetry Reading: Andrew Forster and Rebecca Goss
An intimate reading with two excellent poets Andrew Forster and Rebecca Goss.
the Bluecoat, School Lane, L1 3BX 0151 702 5324 www.thebluecoat.org.uk
Saturday 16 October 2pm £3/£2

Best Books of the Year with Suzi Feay
What were the best British novels of 2010? Suzi Feay disentangles the marketing hype from the literary substance in a lively discussion about recent trends, hits and misses. Come prepared to discuss your own favourites.
the Bluecoat, School Lane, L1 3BX 0151 702 5324 www.thebluecoat.org.uk Saturday 16 October 3.30pm £3/£2

Start Something New: Lennon, Songwriting, DIY City
Four contributors respond to John Lennon and his philosophy through song-writing, and take questions from the audience in an open forum atmosphere.
the Bluecoat, School Lane, L1 3BX 0151 702 5324 www.thebluecoat.org.uk
Saturday 16 October 5.00pm £3/£2

John Agard and Grace Nicols: Sunris and Man to Pan
Experience the rhythm of calypso and the beat of the steel pan through a dance of words, as two acclaimed poets come together for a unique duet.
the Bluecoat, School Lane, L1 3BX 0151 702 5324 www.thebluecoat.org.uk
Saturday 16 October 6.30pm £5/£3

Poetry Reading:
Elaine Feinstein, Roddy Lumsden, Vona Roarke and Dajit Nagra
This reading by three poets included in the Identity Parade anthology, Roddy Lumsden, Daljit Nahgra and Vona Groarke, is the essential starting place for anyone interested in the poetry of the here and now.
the Bluecoat, School Lane, L1 3BX 0151 702 5324 www.thebluecoat.org.uk
Saturday 16 October 8pm £6/£4

Tilt presents: Liverpool Liming – where spoken word and music meets carnival
A late-night party atmosphere where people can dance, drink and enjoy the best in live music, poetry and self-expression. Featuring Grace Nichols, Ruth Hartnoll, John Agard, Michael Horovitz, Rebecca Joy Sharp, Sense of Sound, and Chuck Perkins.
the Bluecoat, School Lane, L1 3BX 0151 702 5324 www.thebluecoat.org.uk
Saturday 16 October 10pm – midnight £10/£7

Conor McKee: Finding Your Own Voice
A workshop designed to help people write about what matters to them. Through exercises and insight, McKee will encourage participants to identify issues that carry personal meaning.
the Bluecoat, School Lane, L1 3BX 0151 702 5324 www.thebluecoat.org.uk
Sunday 17 October 10.30am £15/£10

Book Club: Suitcase Stories
A special edition of the monthly social club for lovers of books and words. Guest writers Elise Valmorbida and Nick Barlay discuss favourite books which explore migration and the contrasts between different worlds.
the Bluecoat, School Lane, L1 3BX 0151 702 5324 www.thebluecoat.org.uk
Sunday 17 October 12noon Free, ticket required

Exlpore Family Session
Writers from The Windows Project, experienced in working with all ages of children, join Explore at the Bluecoat in the hub space for an afternoon where children can experience and get involved in storytelling.
the Bluecoat, School Lane, L1 3BX 0151 702 5324 www.thebluecoat.org.uk
Sunday 17 October 1pm Free, no ticket required

Arabic Writing: Touched by Literature
In partnership with Liverpool Arabic Arts Festival, three eminent Arabic writers present readings of their work, from a backdrop of turbulent political and spiritual environments a picture emerges of work that transcends  protest or reportage.
the Bluecoat, School Lane, L1 3BX 0151 702 5324 www.thebluecoat.org.uk
Sunday 17 October 3pm £3/£2

Pete Brown: White Rooms and Imaginary Westerns
Part of the underground poetry scene in the 1960s, Pete Brown was lyricist for super group Cream, here he reads from and discusses his memoir of music, love and life.
the Bluecoat, School Lane, L1 3BX 0151 702 5324 www.thebluecoat.org.uk
Sunday 17 October 5pm £3/£2

Joseph O’Connor and Lizzie Nunnery
A delightful partnership of two author-playwrights reading from and discussing their latest work, in association with Liverpool Irish Festival.
the Bluecoat, School Lane, L1 3BX 0151 702 5324 www.thebluecoat.org.uk
Sunday 17 October 7pm £3/£2

Mercy presents Revolutions in Form
Showcasing new collaborative work from across the creative sphere, Revolutions in Form includes writers, musicians, artists and academics whose work suggests new departures for the word in performance.
the Bluecoat, School Lane, L1 3BX 0151 702 5324 www.thebluecoat.org.uk
Sunday 17 October 9.00pm £5/£4

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