This Month with the Puzzle Hall Poets:
Monday 6th Febuary – 2012
Michael Stewart is a multi-award winning writer and poet, born and brought up in Salford, who moved to Yorkshire in 1995 and is now based in Bradford. He has written several full length stage plays, one of which, Karry Owky, was joint winner of the King’s Cross Award for New Writing, as well as securing work in radio and television.
He was the winner of the BBC Short Range competition in 2002 and the BBC Alfred Bradley Award in 2003 and his plays have been performed in Bradford, Leeds, Manchester, London, and extensively throughout the country. His radio play Excluded was shortlisted for the Imison Award 2008. Space Circus, a co-written play for Chol Theatre, was shortlisted for the Brian Way 2009.
He was writer in residence at Theatre in the Mill in Bradford (2005-2008), and is now senior lecturer in Creative Writing at the University of Huddersfield, where he is the director of the Huddersfield Literature Festival and the editor of Grist Books. He is also the founding member of Dark and Dirty – an arts initiative funded by the Arts Council, set up to explore the hinterland of narrative art.
His fiction has been published widely in anthologies and magazines, including Route, Leaf Books, Brand Magazine and Aesthetica. His debut novel, King Crow, was published in January 2011 by Bluemoose Books. In October 2011, the book was awarded the Not the Booker prize by The Guardian newspaper.
We are proud to welcome Michael Stewart to the Puzzle to read for us this coming Monday.
Get there at 7.30 to get ‘settled in’. The reading will begin at 8pm sharp.
As usual there will be an Open Mic spot which will give you the chance to read your own work, or the work of other poets, to a warm and responsive audience.
See you there!
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