Poetry Reading: Outcast

In collaboration with Book Club Bunch we are excited to announce our next poetry reading evening! Join us as we delve into literary works and enjoy masterpieces read out loud by amazing actors! 

In May we will discuss idea of being an Outcast and will enjoy the following poems:

  • ‘Lady Lazarus’ (Sylvia Plath)
  • ‘Homosexuality’ (Frank O’Hara)
  • ‘Batter My Heart, Transgender’d God’ (Meg Day)
  • ‘I, Too’ (Langston Hughes)

Unlike other book clubs that expect participants to read in advance and prepare for the conversation, we welcome anyone to join the meeting without any preparation. You just have to be there and enjoy the finest works of poetry, read aloud by professional actors and English literature scholars. We will also allow sufficient time to discuss every poem in a group and reflect on how the ideas and emotions are emphasised by the power of language.

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Matthew Peter-Carter is an actor, writer, children’s educator, and the Creative Director of Book Club Bunch. Matthew studied BA English Language and Literature at the University of Oxford, graduating with a First Class (with Honours), before completing a MA in Music Theatre at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, where he graduated with Distinction. He is particular fascinated with etymology, the latency of Romanticism in the Victorian era, and all things Gerard Manley Hopkins – as well as a good fantasy novel!

He is currently a Finalist of Penguin Random House’s ‘WriteNow’ programme, finishing his debut children’s middle-grade adventure novel ‘Arthur Saves Christmas (In August)’ as part of a trilogy under the mentorship of a Penguin editor. Acting credits include ‘Brass’ (The Union Theatre), originating the role of Dean in ‘Sing for your Supper’ (Chiswick Playhouse), various UK touring shows, and many a panto… 

Matthew is also a singer, trumpeter, marathon runner, and conscientious vegetarian with a penchant for a great burger! You can follow him on twitter at @matthewp_c.

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