Coventry International Poetry Exchange 2017

  Two Coventry poets, Andrea Mbarushimana and Russ Berry, have been selected to travel to Cork (Ireland) to perform their work. Andrea and Russ will head out to Ireland for two days next week (24/7/2017), and will also attend a reading in Conalkilty.   Cork is one of...
Fire & Dust MEETS DrayZera

Fire & Dust MEETS DrayZera

Reviewed by: Sophie Rowson (HCE Fiction Editor)   New and familiar faces performed at the Big Comfy Bookshop in March. Poignant words of loss and the disappointments of love started off the event. The flames of anger were lit when frustration around politics and...

Fire & Dust at Big Comfy Lit Fest

This coming weekend (9th-11th September), The Big Comfy Bookshop is holding a literature festival up in Coventry’s Fargo Village. There’s going to be lots of interesting stuff going on over the three days, including guest writers, book talks, book signings...

HCE meets…Neil Laurenson, Wenlock 2014 Poet

-What inspires/makes you write poetry? The desire to make people laugh; pleasure gained from rhyme, irony, etc.; other poets; an addiction to puns. -How would you describe your work in just a few words?!  Silly; usually short. -Which writers do you enjoy reading? John...

Not so Quiet on the Western Front

England Expects a review by Alyson Hall Director: Gary Phillpott Starring: Becca Cooper Written by: Tom Glover I took a theatre novice with me to see England Expects, whose last experience of live drama took place circa 2006. “You didn’t tell me it has songs!” he...