Poetry in Candlelight - York

Holy Trinity Church, York, North Yorkshire
16th September 2023
1900 start
General Admission: £5.00

Join us in the unique surroundings of one of York's finest churches for an informal evening of poetry with two of York's best known poets - Robert Powell and Carole Bromley

Listening and speaking is what the box pews at Holy Trinity were made for. Come and experience them being used as they were meant to be with an evening of poetry from the pulpit by the glow of candlelight. 

Robert Powell

Robert Powell was born in Canada and now lives in York. He has published four collections of poetry - Harvest of Light (2007), All (2015) Riverain (2018), and Lost & Found (2021). He was artist in residence with the Kone Foundation in Finland in 2018, and in 2019 produced Notes From a Border River, inspired by his time in Northern Ireland during Brexit negotiations. He has worked with other artists on short films and performances, including for the Theatre Royal York. He is currently writer in residence with York Civic Trust.



Carole Bromley

Carole has five titles with Smith/Doorstop Unscheduled Halt, Skylight, A Guided Tour of the Ice House, The Stonegate Devil and Blast Off! She also has one collection, The Peregrine Falcons of York Minster with Valley Press and a pamphlet, Sodium 136 with Calder Valley. In 2022 Carole won the Caterpillar Prize, was placed third in the Hippocrates Prize (Health Professional Category) and commended in the Ware competition. She is a previous winner of the Bridport and the Hamish Canham Award. Carole is an Arvon tutor and mentor for the Poetry Society. In 2024 she will tutor a course for the Garsdale Retreat on writing poetry for children. She is the Stanza Rep for York and curates the monthly reading series Finding the Words for York Explore.

Gemma Murray

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