to include tea or coffee
The Patchwork Poets, who meet regularly, give a presentation of their work, and audience members are invited to share their own poems. Guest poets Peter Sutton and Liana Hayrapetyan read from and discuss their newly published collection Poems of Armenian War and Peace.
Liana Hayrapetyan, poet, film-maker and visual artist, co-wrote the award winning short film Love Zack. This year her paintings are at a London exhibition featuring Armenian artists. She wrote her first poems in Armenian and Russian as a teenager and was deeply affected by the aftermath of Armenian independence.
Peter Sutton, poet, lecturer and workshop leader, has given readings at many festivals including Ledbury and Ilkley and at conferences in the US. He is the author of plays, textbooks, articles and a modern verse translation of Langland’s Piers Plowman.