Saturday, July 16, 2011
Hard Rain Poetry - Gold and Grit
It's been a while since I last covered the Hard Rain Poetry events so I thought they were due a mention. The next session will take place at Isis on Stockport Road on Monday 25th July and will begin with a poetry workshop from 6.00pm. Attendees don't need any experience of writing poetry and will have the chance to try writing their own work, inspired by the poetry of Bengali poet and mystic Rabindranath Tagore.
At 8.00pm there will be a performance from Manchester-based novelist and former North West performance poetry champion Zahid Hussain. New Statesman named Hussain's novel The Curry Mile one of its books of the year and he is currently finishing his second novel and working on a screenplay.
There will also be an open mic poetry session with guest invited to bring their own work or one of Tagore's poems. Both events are free, supported by Isis, and there is no need to book.