Meet the poet and writer @JeanSprackland

Jean Sprackland  is the winner of the Costa Poetry Award in 2008, and the Portico Prize for Non-Fiction in 2012. Her books have also been shortlisted for the Forward Prize, the TS Eliot Prize and the Whitbread Award. She is Reader in Poetry at Manchester Metropolitan University.

On Tuesday 9th September from 7pm, Jean will be reading from:

Strands: A Year of Discoveries on the Beach

Winner of the Portico Prize for Non-Fiction 2012, Strands involves a series of meditations prompted by walking on the wild estuarial beaches of Ainsdale Sands between Blackpool and Liverpool. It is a book about what is lost and buried then discovered, about all the things you find on a beach, dead or alive, about flotsam and jetsam, about mutability and transformation — about sea-change. This is the ultimate beach-comber’s book: Sprackland constantly turns up revelations: mermaid’s purses, lug worms, sea potatoes, messages in bottles, buried cars, beached whales, a perfect cup from a Cunard liner.

Doors Open at 6:30 for a 7pm start at HEART cafe, Headingley Arts and Enterprise Centre, Bennett Road, LS6 3HN. The event is organised by Green Reads


Come along, get a drink and enjoy an evening of poetry, revelation and discussion