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Generation TXT

Poetry

Generation TXT

In a virtual world of Blogs, iPods and txt-speak, four of the UK's most gifted young writers sound off. Based on the acclaimed anthology of new poetry, Generation Txt presents dynamic performances from Joe Dunthorne, Inua Ellams, Abigail Oborne, and Emma McGordon. Experience literature from the frontline in a whirlwind journey from scars to scrap-bins; from tea smuggling to suicide. Produced by the UK's most exciting new live literature organisation Penned in the Margins, Generation Txt is a must-see event for anyone interested in the future of literature. Hand-picked from a nationwide search for writing talent between the ages of 16 and 30, the line-up includes 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. Creative writing student Abigail Oborne complete the bill. The show comprises multimedia and live readings, blending sharp observation, dark humour and lyrical fire in an alchemy of imagination. Prepare to be amazed, amused and desperate to Blog it all up afterwards!

Supported by Arts Council England