In our first ever tour, audiences experienced literature from the frontline in a whirlwind journey from scars to scrap-bins; from tea smuggling to suicide. Hailed by distinguished poet and critic Roddy Lumsden as ‘a vital cross-section of the poetry that will progress and flourish’, Generation Txt was the must-see event for anyone interested in the future of poetry.
Hand-picked from a nationwide search for writing talent between the ages of 16 and 30, the line-up included former Northern Young Writer of the Year Emma McGordon and celebrated performance poet Inua Ellams, as well as Joe Dunthorne, whose debut novel Submarine has been snapped up by Penguin. Natural Sciences graduate Laura Forman, creative writing student Abigail Oborne and experimental poet and text artist James Wilkes completed the bill.
Supported using public funding by Arts Council England.