An evening of poetry and film in association with Wrecking Ball Press.
TS Eliot Prize nominated poet Alison Hill will read from Sisters in Spitfires (Indigo Dreams, October 2015) her latest collection celebrating the women who flew with the Air Transport Auxiliary during the Second World War.
‘This collection is a real labour of love – a celebration of the unsung heroines of the civilian organisation the ATA … Alison Hill has been meticulous in her research and as a result the women come vividly to life, all of them larger than life characters.’ Pippa Little, The Lake
Alison will be joined by Ian Duhig. He has won the National Poetry Competition twice, and also the Forward Prize for Best Poem; his collection, The Lammas Hireling, was the Poetry Book Society’s Choice for Summer 2003, and was shortlisted for the T.S. Eliot Prize and Forward Prize for Best Collection.
We will screen Laura Mulvey’s 1980 film AMY! an evocative and mesmerising film that enquires into what it means to be a heroine. ‘The film is not so much about Amy-the-woman as about the power of representations to fix the meaning of events. Amy becomes a legend that can be consumed and her action looses its subversive potential.’ Jane Clarke, Spare Rib.
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