DadaFest: Literature & Creative Word with Owen Lowery & Sally Edwards
Times: 19:30 - 21:00
Established poets, Dr Owen Lowery and Sally Edwards come together for an evening of literature and creative word.
Owen Lowery is a highly respected poet, performer, academic, and reviewer. His two acclaimed collections published by Carcanet press, Otherwise Unchanged (2012), and Rego Retold (2015) have been critically acclaimed. Owen is famed for integrating his ventilator into his performances.
Focusing on the theme of “escape”, Owen’s performance begins with poems about the places he’s had to escape from, and gradually moves on to those that mean the world to us – the ones that we want to escape to. Owen will round off the evening with works focusing on his personal life – his marriage, family relationships and interests.
Sally Edwards began to write three years ago after retiring from a successful Inclusive Dance career. She realised there was a gap in the visibility of Disability/LGBT artists creating work. She took this on personally by writing a story which was later published as her first Novel ”How To Love”. Her work helps to raise awareness of Disabled LGBT artists and influences people to become more visible and pursue careers in the arts.