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Poetry evening with Chrys Salt: Home Front / Front Line

Poetry reading with integrated films and slideshow.

Join us for an evening of poetry with poet, writer and director, Chrys Salt, reading from her moving dialogue in poetry and prose, Home Front / Front Line.

Home Front / Front Line, is a deeply personal, profoundly moving and brave exploration of what it means to be a life-long pacifist and mother whose son is fighting in the Iraq war. Paradoxically, it is a brilliantly eloquent meditation on the limits of language in the face of extremity. This is a work of urgent, universal relevance. 

“It is a brave, beautiful and deeply unsettling way of making the reader look again at long-familiar events, as though the mother of Wilfred Owen or Edward Thomas had kept a verse-diary during the First World War.”

Andy Croft, Smokestack Books

Chrys started her career as an actor appearing in Repertory Theatre, The West End, TV and Radio. She has written five full poetry collections and four pamphlet collections and has been translated into several languages. Her work has been set to music by various composers. Chrys has performed UK wide and worldwide and has received numerous awards and bursaries. In 2014 she was awarded an MBE for Services to The Arts.

Chrys will also be hosting a writing workshop on Friday 26th April, at 10am: Make your writing speak

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