We are delighted to present an evening of readings at Spike Island Gallery, Bristol, to coincide with the opening of Patrick Staff’s exhibition. The event includes readings by Juliet Jacques, Oli Hazzard, Stuart Evers and Patrick Staff.
PATRICK STAFF works with video, installation, performance and publishing. He frequently collaborates with other artists, dancers, historians and public participants creating malleable frameworks for socially engaged research mediated by moving image. Currently presented at Spike Island, Staff’s film installation The Foundation explores queer intergenerational relationships negotiated through historical materials (4 July to 20 September 2015).
STUART EVERS is a former bookseller and editor and the author of Ten Stories About Smoking (which won the 2011 London Book Award) and the novel If This is Home (2012). His second story collection, Your Father Sends His Love, was published by Picador in May 2015.
OLI HAZZARD’s first collection, Between Two Windows, was published by Carcanet Press (2012) and received the Michael Murphy Memorial Prize. His poetry has been published in numerous magazines and anthologies, including The Forward Book of Poetry (2010), Best British Poetry (2011), The Salt Book of Younger Poets (2011), New Poetries V (2011) and Test Centre Three (2013). He is currently a DPhil student at the University of Oxford, writing his thesis on John Ashbery and English poets.
JULIET JACQUES is a freelance writer, best known for the Guardian column A Transgender Journey, which was long listed for the Orwell Prize in 2011. She is a regular contributor to the New Statesman, and has also written for Granta, The London Review of Books, Time Out London, The New Humanist, The New Inquiry, Filmwaves and 3am. Her memoir Trans will be published by Verso in September 2015.
This is part of a series of events held by The White Review around the United Kingdom in summer 2015, a tour made possible by the support of Arts Council England.
The event is free to attend; there will be drinks.
Image: Patrick Staff, The Foundation (2015) (film still). Courtesy the artist.