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  • Jeff Noon - Literature North West
    Vurt Pollen Automated Alice and Nymphomation took him from a Manchester s only small press of the early 90s the now defunct Ring Pull Press to one of the biggest publishers in the country Transworld Books Since he last novel

    Original URL path: http://www.literaturenorthwest.co.uk/author/112 (2016-02-15)
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  • Gregory Norminton - Literature North West
    talk about his work http www youtube com watch v LX3vxpaq6l4 list UUv5U5Ahwj6Z68dkIFIRDlBQ index 9 See Gregory read his work http www youtube com watch v EPUUrxTC2Rw list UUv5U5Ahwj6Z68dkIFIRDlBQ Gregory Normington reads Pile Up see link below Website http www

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  • Sean O'Brien - Literature North West
    After 1945 He has translated Aristophanes The Birds for the National Theatre and dramatised novels for broadcast as BBC Radio 4 Classic Serials including Yevgeny Zamyatin s We 2004 and Graham Greene s Ministry of Fear 2006 He currently lives in Newcastle Titles by Sean O Brien The Silence Room Sean O Brien does for libraries what Ursula Andress did for bikinis Read and rejoice Val McDermid Chain smoking alcoholics warring academics gothic stalkers and aspiring writers are just some of the visitors that browse the mysterious library at the heart of Sean O Brien s fiction debut Idlers and idolisers alike can be referenced in body or in text among the crepuscular alcoves and dim staircases of this seemingly unassuming building The secret to a family curse a dog eared first edition of Stevens Harmonium the gruesome fate of a feminist literary theorist all are available to simply take down from the shelf as are the catalogue of genres and subject areas that O Brien himself effortlessly deploys from gothic horror to English pastoral Critical Theory to Cold War noir Take a walk between these shelves Crack the spine and the blow the dust off lives unlived because so

    Original URL path: http://www.literaturenorthwest.co.uk/author/322 (2016-02-15)
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  • Steve O'Connor - Literature North West
    NORTHWEST Steve O Connor Steve is a poet and performer from Manchester He runs several writing workshops and along with Dominic Berry the popular Poetry Pillow and Freed Up open mic nights Additionally he hosts the Write Out Loud Sale

    Original URL path: http://www.literaturenorthwest.co.uk/author/374 (2016-02-15)
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  • Richard O'Neill - Literature North West
    delivers sessions in over 100 primary secondary and special schools a year across the country developing a range of projects helping to improve literacy attendance transition inclusion and entrepreneurship He was recently awarded the title of National Literacy Hero He is the author of nine children s books and his stories and plays have been broadcast on Radio 4 radio 3 and the world service His latest novel for children

    Original URL path: http://www.literaturenorthwest.co.uk/author/428 (2016-02-15)
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  • Andrew Oldham - Literature North West
    was published by Route in the collection Next Stop Hope ISBN 1 901927 19 9 He is one of the founders of the grass roots Literary Promoter Incwriters www incwriters co uk and is the managing editor of the Arts and Literature magazine Incorporating Writing www incorporatingwriting co uk He lectures on Creative Writing for EHU and the OU He lives in Saddleworth where he curses rain and climbs trees to face North winds www andrewoldham co uk Two thousand year stare Glass vision turned over in chocolate soil the boy who bought penny sweets is still running down coffin ginnel hollering with hand in crook of arm barrelling through a game of soldiers shoulders stuttering between mouthfuls of warm caramel that trickles down his chin pushing forwards and outwards through coffin end into streets that are seasons Spring Street he lurches balloons between the thighs of his daydreams tosses wax lips at neighbourhood kids jumps down across the potholes into Summer Street he runs wind in hair without a care of grenades his hand moving fast and sharp sniping through cracks in the boarded up houses on Autumn Street where the eaves are camouflage brown and all the doors

    Original URL path: http://www.literaturenorthwest.co.uk/author/344 (2016-02-15)
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  • Diké Omeje 15/4/72 - 13/1/07 - Literature North West
    became the Chair in October 2006 Diké performed frequently as part of Speakeasy at greenroom in Manchester pioneering much of his new work there innovating style structure and format and enjoying the collaborative process with other artists Many of his most formidable performances took place at Speakeasy He was also a member of the Brothatalk poetry collective which toured the UK regularly The bonds between the Brothas were personal and well as professional and this was a key part of the group s success He self published his first collection Mightier Than the Sword in 1997 In 2003 Cheers Ta Publications published his collection The Mindfield comprising 37 poems accompanied by his own illustrations Commonword published his third collection Crafting The Practice in 2004 his prize for winning the Commonword 2004 All Comers Poetry Slam Championship Although he loved Manchester Manchester could not contain him and by the early 2000 s he had a growing national reputation despite being disinclined ever to market himself In 2005 Dike was invited by Apples and Snakes the national spoken word organisation to do the Temptation national tour during which he charmed new audiences across the UK and had started to receive requests across Europe and to build a transatlantic reputation His work was rhythmical often attacking subjects from unusual sometimes humorous angles He first destabilised his audience then swept them into the flow of the poem As the poem developed the mystery would deepen to a point of total escape before suddenly clarifying There were often spiritual and moral undertones to his work He was completely at home on the stage where his charisma had a mesmerising effect on audiences He completely commanded any space he performed at and would take on and win over the toughest of audiences He performed successfully at prisons primary schools youth clubs academic conferences and night clubs Off stage there was a genuine inclusive warmth to his personality and a humility and self effacement that formed a paradoxical contrast to his stage presence In an age of ego he was a man without side who never harboured grudges Although poetry was his overriding focus in life poetry did not always pay his bills He worked for the Manchester branch of the Big Issue In The North for a short while on Reception He left that post as his writing career took off He still supplemented his performance fees by working as a security guard across Manchester s department stores a job he enjoyed Although his stage presence was calm and hypnotic he showed a clean pair of heels when chasing down shoplifters before returning to discuss the nature of art with the more law abiding clientelle Diké was an avid follower of the martial arts He also had a good though little heard singing voice He was of the myspace generation and had a number of presences on the world wide web see below At the time of his death he had been recording work for a

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  • Pauline Omoboye - Literature North West
    appeared on radio TV and in many theatres festivals and schools throughout the region Titles by Pauline Omoboye Purple Mother Pauline Omoboye has been published in many anthologies produced by Crocus Nailah Arrival Stride and Sista Talk as well as in the local press She has appeared on radio television briefly and in many theatres and schools throughout the region She was voted the judges winner of the Manchester Stage

    Original URL path: http://www.literaturenorthwest.co.uk/author/114 (2016-02-15)
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