INTERVIEW: FIRE & DUST MEETS ASHLEY EDGE

INTERVIEW: FIRE & DUST MEETS ASHLEY EDGE

Ashley Edge is a non-binary, autistic, slam-winning and published poet from Staffordshire who co-hosts Prickly Pear poetry open mic and runs multiple writing workshops. After Ashely’s headline set at Fire&Dust, we caught up with them to ask a few questions…

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INTERVIEW: FIRE & DUST MEETS MARTIN FIGURA

INTERVIEW: FIRE & DUST MEETS MARTIN FIGURA

Norwich-based poet Martin Figura has been shortlisted for the Ted Hughes Award and won multiple Saboteur Awards. At the height of the pandemic, he was co-host of Live from The Butchery and Poet-in-Residence for Salisbury District Hospital. His new collection is ‘The Remaining Men’ (Cinnamon Press, 2024). Martin headlined at Fire&Dust in May 2024 – HCE caught up with him after the gig, to ask a few questions…

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INTERVIEW: FIRE & DUST MEETS EMILIE LAUREN JONES

INTERVIEW: FIRE & DUST MEETS EMILIE LAUREN JONES

Emilie Lauren Jones was Coventry’s inaugural Poet Laureate. She has performed at venues across the UK and overseas, featured on national radio and television, and facilitates writing workshops for adults and young people. She recently published a book of children’s poetry – ‘A Poetic A-Z of Awesome Animals’. HCE caught up with Emilie after her Fire&Dust gig, to ask a few questions…

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INTERVIEW: FIRE & DUST MEETS SKYLAR J WYNTER

INTERVIEW: FIRE & DUST MEETS SKYLAR J WYNTER

Skylar J Wynter is an Australian author and poet living in the Perth Hills. She has performed in the National Slam Finals at the Sydney Opera House and has two published collections – ‘Pieces of Humanity’ and ‘SHINE’. We caught up with Skylar after she headlined at our virtual Fire&Dust poetry night, to ask a few questions…

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INTERVIEW: FIRE & DUST MEETS STEVE POTTINGER

INTERVIEW: FIRE & DUST MEETS STEVE POTTINGER

Steve Pottinger is a poet, author, and workshop facilitator living in the Black Country. He is also one third of the Wolverhampton arts collective Poets, Prattlers, and Pandemonialists. Steve’s seventh poetry collection ‘snapshots from the fall of home was published this year by Ignite Press’. He headlined at in February 2024 and HCE caught up with him after the gig, to ask a few questions…

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Writers’ Advice: How To Stay Motivated

Writers’ Advice: How To Stay Motivated

By Eve Volungeviciute and Emma Evans | So how do writers stay motivated to keep creating when the industry is so vicious? Read on, for effective tips from Emma and Eve to keep you motivated…

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INTERVIEW: FIRE & DUST MEETS EDALIA DAY

INTERVIEW: FIRE & DUST MEETS EDALIA DAY

Edalia Day is a transgender spoken word artist, animator and theatre maker based in Norwich. She’s worked with UK theatres and her creations have featured at various film festivals around the world. We caught up with Edalia after she headlined at our virtual Fire&Dust event, to ask a few questions…

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INTERVIEW: FIRE&DUST MEETS NAYMA CHAMCHOUN

INTERVIEW: FIRE&DUST MEETS NAYMA CHAMCHOUN

Nayma Chamchoun is a British Moroccan self-taught writer and poet whose writing is influenced by her cultural duality. In October 2023, Nayma was the guest headliner at our virtual Fire&Dust poetry night. HCE caught up with her after the gig, to ask a few questions…

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INTERVIEW: FIRE&DUST MEETS MORGAN BIRCH

INTERVIEW: FIRE&DUST MEETS MORGAN BIRCH

Wolverhampton-based poet Morgan Birch is a multi-slam winner and also won the inaugural Wolverhampton Literary Festival poetry competition. In December 2023, Fire&Dust at The LTB was honoured to be her first headline gig.. We caught up with Morgan afterwards, to ask a few questions…

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