20th October - The Blue Bus

The Blue Bus is pleased to present a reading by Jeremy Hilton, Ric Hool and Maurice Scully at The Lamb, 94 Lamb’s Conduit Street, London WC1, in the upstairs room, on Tuesday 20th October, 7.30. This is the thirty-first in THE BLUE BUS series. Admissions: £5 / £3 (concessions).

Maurice Scully was born in Dublin (in 1952). Many books over the years; most recent include: Humming (Shearsman), Doing the Same in English (Dedalus Press), Tig (Shearsman), Sonata (Reality Street Editions), and a chapbook, Work (Oystercatcher Press). He lives in Dublin.

Ric Hool is from Cullercoats, near Newcastle, but has lived in Wales for 20 years. He has published 4 collections of poetry, most recent, No Nothing, this year.  Academi (Welsh Academy) poet for South Bank Global Poetry initiative.  Has promoted the poetry readings at Hen & Chicks, Abergavenny for 16 years.

Jeremy Hilton has published 12 collections since the early 1970s, mostly with the small presses, most recently - Shadow Engineering (Galloping Dog Press, 1991) (from which he will read tonight), Earthbound (Phlebas Press, 1999), Slipstream (Edizione Ripostes, 2003), Lighting Up Time (Troubadour Publishing, 2006). He has written three unpublished novels, and in the last 12 months has been composing music - a woodwind trio is currently with a music publisher. For the last 14 years he has been editor and publisher of the poetry magazine, Fire.

The Blue Bus will feature Frances Presley and Simon Smith in a reading on the 17th November. The Bus will then remain in the depot during December, but will be running again from January 2010. Future participants will include Tim Atkins, Rob Holloway, Antony Johns, Paula Claire, Philip Kuhn, Tim Allen and Nat Raha, amongst others.

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