As part of the East Riding Festival of Words Poetry Prize series of events, Beverley Library will be hosting “An evening with Catherine Scott” on Thursday, 11 July at 6.00pm.
The evening will be a chance to enjoy her wicked sense of humour, sometimes sweary, sometimes political but always thought-provoking and ultimately tender.
Catherine is a highly regarded performance poet and playwright who is well known and very popular across Hull and the East Riding. She performs regularly at events across the region, from the Beverley Poetry Festival to guest poet at ‘The Ropery’ in Barton. She also shares her love of the written word by delivering poetry workshops in local schools and to the wider public.
Catherine has written three poetry compilations; ‘A Woman with a View’, ‘Add Verse to Therapy’ and ‘The Brazen Maiden from Hull’.
She has been described as ‘Hull’s answer to Pam Ayres’ and expresses her feelings and observations of life through poetry, embroidering the truth to add a bit of comedy. Catherine’s original poetry will make people laugh out loud and bring a tear to their eye.
One of her poems came second in the National Poetry Rivals Slam in 2015 and another was published in their anthology of the 100 best poems, from 6000 entries.
Tickets are £5 per person, to include a glass of wine, and are available now from www.eastridinglibraries.co.uk/whats-on (look for Catherine Scott) or in person at Beverley Library.
The East Riding Festival of Words poetry competition is now open for entries. The theme for 2019 is ‘My Mind, My Thoughts’. All entries will be judged by a panel of published Yorkshire poets, led by James Nash, and winners will be invited to read their poems at a special event.