Linda France leads the first hour of this session exploring comtemporary poetry in a relaxed and informal workshop. Manchester based poet Hafsah Aneela Bashir will then read from The Celox and the Clot, a collection of tender, poignant and fierce poems, examining our human condition and the conflicts that arise within us.

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Each spring, the Read Regional campaign celebrates selected new books from the North of England. At libraries and literary festivals across the North, authors take part in events where you can hear about their writing and talk to them about their work. Read Regional 2020-21 takes place digitally. Find out more about all the titles and authors on our Read Regional page.