Sunday, July 15, 2007

White House Poetry Revival Wed 18th July 2007

White House Poetry Revival
Wed 18th July 2007 9.00pm

This weeks guest is UK poet Ian Horn.

Ian Horn was born in County Durham and has performed in various venues throughout the U.K. and in Europe. He has performed at the Edinburgh Festival, The Glastonbury Music Festival (2004), Wychwood Festival, Hexham Book Festival, Tubingen Book Festival (Germany), Lake Orta Literature Festival in Italy Sept (2006) and at venues in France, Portugal, Holland, Ireland and Hungary. As part of Euro' 96 he was writer in residence at the Bluecoat Arts Centre in Liverpool and he worked for the British Council in Portugal during Euro 2004. He was commissioned by BBC Radio 5 to write a poem for 'The Death of Football ' series and has also recorded a poem for Danish TV with the English Premiership and Denmark goalkeeper Thomas Sorensen. As a genuine troubadour of 'the beautiful game' with a commitment to reaching a young audience, he has appeared in over 60 schools and colleges throughout Britain.In 2000 he was awarded a Northern Promise Award from the literary development agency New Writing North. He recently collaborated with Northern Sinfonia on a sound/text response to the music of Mozart. Recent commissions include working with the government agency 'Culture North East' to promote the region and the Biritish Council in Amsterdam in association with Philosophy Football ( Holland v England). He is an active committee member of Colpitts Poetry which has been promoting literature in Durham City since 1975.
His publications include 'Verses United', an anthology of football poetry published by Durham Books to great acclaim in The Times Literary Supplement and a collection 'Jazz from the Collieries'.

For further information contact Barney Sheehan at 086 8657494 or Dominic Taylor at 087 2996409

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