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SubVerse returns with a night of witty and incisive poetry


Hot on the heels of the Stroud Book Festival, SubVerse brings another night of powerful poetry to the Sub Rooms on Thursday, November 17.

The night is a double bill, featuring the witty, incisive observational poetry of Ann Drysdale and Angela France’s powerful, ecologically-minded verse.

Ann Drysdale was born near Manchester, brought up in London and has lived in various places, including a narrowboat in the Midlands and a smallholding on the North York Moors. Since then she has written memoirs, essays and a gonzo guidebook to Newport. Feeling Unusual, her eighth book of poems, was released this year by Shoestring Press.

Angela France teaches creative writing at the University of Gloucestershire and runs ‘Buzzwords’, Cheltenham’s longest-running poetry night. She has published four books with Nine Arches Press, including The Hill, which was developed into a live multi-media poetry show. Her latest collection, Terminarchy, was published in 2021.

“I’m delighted to be bringing Ann and Angela to Stroud,” said SubVerse organiser Adam Horovitz. “Ann’s sharply witty, tender writing and Angela’s profound insights into humanity’s relationship with nature communicate beautifully with each other. This will be a great night of poetry.”

SubVerse, which is supported by Stroud Arts Festival, takes place in the Central Café bar at Stroud’s Sub Rooms on Wednesday, November 17. Doors open at 7pm, and the show starts at 7.30pm.

Tickets are £10 or £8 concessions, and are available on the door or in advance from the
Sub Rooms

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