Elbow Room Live celebrates art in all guises, an ongoing
project that promotes community and cross-discipline
dialogue by placing different art forms within the same space.
Artist and host Rosie Sherwood takes the work off the page
bringing together writers and musicians from across Norfolk
and beyond for intimate and exciting performances.
Among this year’s performers will be George Szirtes,
T.S. Eliot Prize and Faber Memorial Prize winner.
Writer Jacob Huntley, Convenor of the English Literature
with Creative Writing BA.at UEA. We will also hear from
poet Zelda Chappel, writer Eliza Robertson winner of the
Commonwealth Short Story Prize, Rebecca Tamás winner
of the Grierson Verse Prize and Kim Sherwood winner of the
Jarrold Prize and shortlisted for the Words and Women Prize.
In addition there will be performances from MA and Phd
students from UEA, with stories from Lily Meyer who was
recently long listed for the Words and Women Prize.
Elbow Room Live will also feature music from Folkroom
regulars Late Arrivals Club and Swallow and the Wolf.
Late Arrivals Club
While jumping between studying poetry and philosophy at UEA, Nick Herrmann realised that he didn't have to choose between them - he could unite them in the form of songwriting, and pursue that instead. Combined with his love of alt-country, and his fascination with American folklore, the result is a very English take on americana, thick with symbolism, existentialism and stories about outlaws.
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While working as a copywriter and writing trainer for Virgin Money in Norwich, Heidi studied poetry and prose in evening classes at the UEA. Her first collection, ‘Electric Shadow’, was supported by a grant from Arts Council England and was published by Bloodaxe in 2011. It was a Poetry Book Society Recommendation and shortlisted for the Seamus Heaney Prize for Poetry.
Her second collection was inspired by being a printer’s daughter. She received time-to-write support from Arts Council England and enjoyed working with specialists from the John Jarrold Printing Museum. ‘The Print Museum’ received the EAW Book by the Cover’ Award and the 2016 East Anglian Book Award for Poetry.
Her third collection, ‘Return by Minor Road’, revisits her time living in Dunblane at the time of the Primary School shooting in 1996. Through poems about landscape and loss, the poems explore the lasting impact of being an ‘incoherent bystander’ at such a tragedy.
Her work has appeared in literary journals in the UK, America and Australia and been translated into Polish, German, and Turkish. It has inspired poetry and science discussions in schools and adult creative writing groups, and has featured in NHS waiting rooms, cafés, and at science and literary festivals in the UK and abroad.
Join Heidi Williamson for a two hour workshop of prose and
poetry writing on the theme of ‘Water’ in which participants will
produce a beautiful keepsake as well as becoming part of the