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Thu, 17 Jan


John Harvey Tavern

Needlewriters, Lewes

17 January 2019 – Janet Sutherland (poetry), Ansy Boothroyd (prose), Matthew Stewart (poetry).

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Needlewriters, Lewes
Needlewriters, Lewes

Time & Location

17 Jan 2019, 19:00 – 22:40

John Harvey Tavern, Bear Yard, Cliffe High St, Lewes BN7 2AN, UK

About the event

Matthew Stewart works in the Spanish Wine trade and lives between Extremadura and West Sussex. Following two pamphlets from HappenStance Press, both now sold out, The Knives of Villalejo (Eyewear Publishing, 2017) is his first full collection. He blogs at

Ansy Boothroyd is a musician, potter and lover of birds. She teaches singing, performs locally as a soloist and sells her ceramics privately and in Henry Paddon in Eastbourne. Over the past several years all spare moments have been dedicated to completing her first novel, from which she will be reading tonight. Having finally stopped tinkering with the second edit, she is currently in the process of seeking publication.

Janet Sutherland was born in Wiltshire, growing up on a dairy farm. She has an MA in American Poetry from the University of Essex. Her poems are widely anthologised appearing in magazines such as Poetry Ireland Review, New Humanist, London Magazine, New Statesman and Spectator. In 2018 she received a Hawthornden Fellowship and she won the Kent and Sussex Poetry Competition in 2017. Home Farm, her fourth collection, is launching tonight.

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