POET. inter-disciplinary artist. LUMINARY. mentor
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January 2020

My first book 'The Lolitas' is out with Verve Poetry Press!

They had this to say:


The Lolitas is an extraordinary first collection. It is a genre-disttorting, disconcerting, dystopia of daughters, single parenting, love and abuse.  From the lyric tenderness of the first kiss, to a place where poetry borders with reportage and records the experience of working with groomed girls in the care system.


Darkly humorous, the work weaves working class narratives of fiction, fact and foretelling, in an intensely readable, page-turning glut of the gamine. 


The collection is in part a response to Nabokov’s Lolita,  a response to the #metoo movement, and includes poems that explore the story of Shamina Begum, the Jeffrey Epstein scandal and how Japan treats teenage girls. We are thrilled to be able to bring this vital new work from this extremely important poet.

You can get a copy here or by coming to one a gig, performance or reading as part of The Glass Arc Tour 2020.

15 + 22 June

WIGAN The Galleries WN1 1AR

The Fire Within

Louise Fazackerley presents special guests Sunshine Writers, Ink Inc. Wigan Young Writers and 5 min live literature open mic slots for work based on the exhibition available on Sat 22nd.


FREE. Just turn up.


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January Performances
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The Glass Arc Tour 2020
January- April
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Children and Young Peoples  Workshops
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The Secret Writers Club
and other grown-up Workshops

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