INDEX live

Sunday 14th November, 6.30 PM start. Free entry.

AATMA (first floor of the Peer Hat) 14-16 Faraday St, Northen Quarter, Manchester, M1 1BE.

A belated, real-life celebration of Sophie Herxheimer‘s INDEX, a deck of prophetic poem cards published by zimZalla in April 2021. Sophie will perform, along with Sarah-Clare Conlon and Nell Osborne. There will be a book stall and entry is free.

If you’d like to book a ticket and get reminders, you can do that via Eventbrite.

Flier by Sophie Herxheimer.

Sophie Herxheimer is an artist and poet. She’s held many residencies including for The National Maritime Museum, The Museum of Liverpool and Transport for London. Her work has been shown at her local allotments, Tate Modern and on a giant mural along the sea-front at Margate. She made a 300 metre tablecloth for the Thames Festival, a life size concrete poem in the shape of Mrs Beeton to stand next to her grave, and a pie on the lawn of an old people’s home big enough for seven drama students to jump out of, singing. Her collection Velkom to Inklandt (Short Books, 2017) was a Poetry Book of the Month in the Observer and a Sunday Times Book of the Year. Her book 60 Lovers to Make and Do, (Henningham Family Press, 2019) was a TLS Book of the Year. In 2019 she was a Hawthornden fellow. Sophie created the colour palettes for CBeebies programme In the Night Garden. She has an ongoing project where she collects and draws stories live with members of the public. This December she has been invited to read at Emily Dickinson’s 191st birthday celebrations in the Houghton Library at Harvard. Watch Sophie read from and talk about her zimZalla publication INDEX here.

Sarah-Clare Conlon is a writer and editor based in Manchester, where she is Victoria Baths’ inaugural Writer-in-Residence. Bridport shortlisted, her prose and poetry has appeared in 2021 in Firmament, PERVERSEPN ReviewPoetry ScotlandSplonk and The Interpreter’s House. In 2022, she has pamphlets out with Contraband Books and Broken Sleep Books. You can read her work in The Interpreter’s House and Perverse, and watch her performance with Lydia Unsworth at the recent Manchester instalment of the European Poetry Festival here.

Nell Osborne Nell Osborne co-runs No Matter, an experimental poetry reading and commission series, based in Manchester. Recent poetry has appeared in Junction Box and in the Project Self-Detective anthology. Her first pamphlet is The Canine Redeemer.