JOHN CHALLIS - POETRY READING AT THE KEATS-SHELLEY HOUSE, Thursday 26th February at 5 pm
British poet and playwright John Challis will give a reading of his work at the Keats-Shelley House on Thursday 26th February at 5 pm. John will read some of his published poems and also some of his work in progress composed during his creative writing residence at the Keats-Shelley House.
The standard entrance ticket to the museum applies and advance booking is recommended.
John Challis was born in London in 1984 and is currently in the final stages of a Creative Writing PhD at Newcastle University on contemporary poetry and Film Noir. In 2012 he was awarded a Northern Promise Award from New Writing North to help develop his first collection. His work has appeared in many magazines and anthologies and most recently on BBC Radio 4's 'The Echo Chamber'. John also runs the Newcastle based poetry and theatre events company, Trashed Organ. His debut play, ‘The Next Train to Depart’ premiered at Queen’s Hall Arts Centre, Hexham, in January 2014.