Wednesday, 30 January 2013

Kimberley Moore

Kimberley has performed at previous Words And Women events, and will be singing for us this year on our tour to Watton and Thetford libraries and during our celebrations in the Fusion Digital Gallery on the 8th March.

Kimberley is a singer and songwriter of often confessional, story-like songs, and has been likened to Joni Mitchell. She’s currently recording her second EP which will be out this March.

Saturday, 26 January 2013

Judith Lal

Judith was born in the Cotswolds and now lives and works in Norwich. Her pamphlet Flageolets at the Bazaar was chosen as a poetry book society recommendation. Her poems have been published in various magazines including Poetry London, Poetry News, The Rialto, Ambit, Magma, Mslexia, The North, and Aesthetica. They also have been published in the Indian anthology ‘Harper Collins book of English Poetry’ edited by Sudeep Sen.

Judith will be reading her poetry at our evening event in the Fusion Digital Gallery.

Saturday, 19 January 2013

Girl debois

Girl debois are a wonderful duo who will be performing for us during our evening celebrations in the Fusion Digital Gallery.

Enjoy the heady combination when you cross Piaf with Kylie, queens of
harmony, Girl debois, interpret anthems such as ’People are strange’ and
Roxeanne like you’ve never heard them before - accompanied only by the
haunting sound of a ‘bal musette’ accordion.

Antonia Smith of Girl debois will also be our compere for the evening.

With thanks to Jo Millington for the photos.

Saturday, 12 January 2013

KR Moorhead

Kate will be reading her work for us in the Fusion Digital Gallery on the 8th March and at Thetford Library on the 23rd March. 

Kate is originally from Philadelphia but is now based in Norwich. She teaches undergraduate Creative Writing at the University of East Anglia where she received her MA in Creative Writing in 2007. 

Her first novel, The First Law of Motion, is published by St Martin's Press, NY
and is available on Amazon. She’s currently working on her 'difficult second novel' and occasionally blogging about the trials and tribulations of Second Novel Syndrome at

Monday, 7 January 2013

Sarah Passingham

Sarah will be reading her work for us at the Thetford Library on the 23rd March as part of the Breckland Book Festival. She is currently feeling her way into a novel, while finding a way out of the childhood memoir that has consumed her life for the past five years. Following an early career in London as a print designer and typographer, she moved into the field of professional entertainment, theatre and rock music. After twelve years creating and directing hundreds of events, she then published four books of event management for the voluntary sector.  

Today, her writing concentrates on more creative themes, with short stories and prose poems appearing in literary journals, and the Brittle Star anthology, Said and Done. Her work has been broadcast by the BBC and, in 2002, her libretto for the oratorio Julian - Mystical Revelations was recorded and released on CD and premiered in Norwich Cathedral, 2005. 

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Wednesday, 2 January 2013

Helen Ivory

Helen is a poet and artist and will be reading her work in the Fusion Digital Gallery, Norwich, during our evening celebrations there on the 8th March. She will take part in our mini tour too, reading at Watton Library on the 16th March.

Helen's  fourth Bloodaxe Books collection 'Waiting for Bluebeard' is due in May 2013. She has co-edited with George Szirtes 'In Their Own Words: Contemporary Poets on their Poetry' - Salt 2012.

Helen teaches for the Arvon Foundation, The Poetry School and mentors for the Poetry Society. She also edits the webzine Ink Sweat and Tears and is an editor for The Poetry Archive.