Escalator Live Literature Winners 2008
Tim is a writer, stand-up poet and musician, who performs all
over the UK. His book about thwarted ambition, We Can't All Be
Astronauts, is due out from Ebury Press in mid-2009. He has
written for The Guardian and The Times, presented
the Channel 4 series 'How To Get A Book Deal', and has appeared on
Radio 1 and 2. He is a regular performer at many festivals
including Glastonbury, Leeds and Reading, and Latitude.
Middle Class Girls.
Links: Tim's new
Tim's myspace page, Article: Everyone
does not have a novel inside them
Helen was born in Sheffield in 1985. She lives in Cambridge,
where she teaches creative writing for the Open University. Five
winner of the Foyle Young Poets of the Year competition, Helen's
work has appeared in a variety of magazines and anthologies
including Tower Poetry, The Rialto and Poetry
London. Her pamphlet, the shape of every box, was published by
Tall-Lighthouse in 2007; the same year she received an Eric Gregory
Award from the Society of Authors. Helen has performed her work at
the Ledbury Festival, at StAnza in Scotland, at the Oxford Literary
Festival and in Buckingham Palace. She is currently working towards
a first collection.
Man Walks into a Bar,
Man Walks into a Bar , The Word for
Snow (text versions) Article:
What Sparks a Poem?
Molly has recently completed a Masters in Scriptwriting at the
University of East Anglia. She has worked as a writer and director
for a number of London-based theatre companies and often works as a
puppeteer for The Flying Buttresses. She has had her poems
published in a variety of magazines and performed three sets at
this year's Latitude Festival. This Autumn Molly is hosting The
Melting Pot; a cabaret night for migrant workers in Great
The Jukebox that got me Through,
A House in Wales,
Car Boot Sale.
Dean was born in 1969 and left school at the age of sixteen to
work at a printers and then in a bookshop. He currently works for
The Poetry Trust and The Rialto poetry magazine. An
experienced performer, he has given many readings across the UK and
has recently collaborated with jazz pianist Maurice Horhut in the
The Poet & Piano Man Show. Since March 2007 he has been
poet-in-residence on the Roy Waller Show on BBC Radio Norfolk, and
his second pamphlet, Just Our Luck, was published by The
Garlic Press in March 2008.
The Staple Question.
Bridge (text version)
Hannah is a poet who lives in Norwich and works for the Norfolk
and Norwich Festival delivering Creative Partnerships in Norfolk
schools. She has performed at Latitude and Truck festival and was
long listed for the Bridport prize 2006. Her acerbic, cerebral
poems have been published in New Writer, Fuselit,
Iota, The Ugly Tree and Nth Position.
Hannah has hosted a range of literature events in Newcastle and
Norwich. She is currently working towards a first collection called
‘you interrupt my brain sweetheart’.
Working in an Office,
Links: The Romance of
Crime, Wrong (text versions)
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