Beats and Birmingham: Poets and the City, with live music from The Beat Generation – 5.30pm, 28 March 2014, Library of Birmingham

Beats and Birmingham: Poets and the City – feat. Bohdan Piasecki, Luke Kennard and others – with music from The Beat Generation Cut-up & Fold-in

JOIN US AT

Café Mezzanine, Library of Birmingham

5.30pm, Friday 28 March 2014

The Institute of Creative and Critical Writing warmly invite you to join us for a blast of poetry and music – part of the Frontiers+ Festival 2014.

Bringing together the Beats, Birmingham and the poetry of city life, it will feature poetry from Bohdan Piasecki and Luke Kennard, with Roy McFarlane (Birmingham Poet Laureate 2010-11), Derek Littlewood, James Horrocks and Ben Titmus – performing both their own work and that of LeRoi Jones, Jackson Mac Low, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, and poets of Birmingham Louis MacNeice and Roy Fisher.

There will also be music from Simon King, Sid Peacock and Steve Tromans, performing their new settings of Beat legends Kerouac, Ginsberg, Burroughs and Corso.

This event is FREE – no need to book.

We look forward to seeing you there…

Dr Gregory Leadbetter
Director, Institute of Creative and Critical Writing
Birmingham City University

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