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MA Writers’ Reading

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , on February 17, 2010 by noelwilliams

I’ve just come from a really excellent set of readings from my fellow MA writing students at Hallam Uni. This is the first time that students on the MA have had chance, as a cohort, to read to each other, and it was great. Everyone was disciplined, organised, and, most importantly, had chosen some excellent pieces to read. I guess it would be unfair for me to say whose work I enjoyed most, as everyone brought something entertaining, moving, provoking, amusing or beautiful to the table. A few that stick in my memory, though, are Jamie’s Cockscomb, Suzannah’s “Leeds International Swimming Pool,” Tricia’s neat little story of observational wistfulness, with its striking image of the man hauling a swan into the Dee, Joan’s clever found poem, the wonderfully melodic and expressive “River” of Fay and¬†the musical lines of Angelina and of Ruby.¬†However, there wasn’t a piece I didn’t enjoy, which is a rare thing to say for any reading.

Now I have to make sure the Tuesday Poet’s reading on March 5th is as good an event.