York and Ilkley Literature Festival Success

posted 15 Apr 2010, 11:04 by jo-summers@hotmail.co.uk   [ updated 27 Jun 2017, 02:00 by Pauline Kirk ]
Fighting Cock Press was proud to host readings as part of the York Literature  Festivals in 2010, '12, '16 and '17, and the York International Women's Festival in 2017.  All of these events attracted excellent audiences. Fellow poets often travelled long distances to join in the 'open mic' sessions.

We also took part in the Ilkley Festival Fringe in 2012 and 2016.  'Four Fighting Cocks' featured three poets who had recently had collections published by the press: Rose Drew, Alan Gillott and Colin Speakman, with Pauline Kirk, editor. They read from their collections, and introduced a short period of audience discussion. In 2016 the new 'Fifty:Fifty' Anthology was featured, with readings from members of the Pennine Poets.


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