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A Beautiful way to be crazy – A Poetry Reading with Genevieve Carver

29/02/2020 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm


A Beautiful Way to be Crazy: A poetry reading with Genevieve Carver (minus The Unsung band) and Open Mic. Tickets are £5 including a drink. You can purchase your tickets and sign up for the open mic through Scarthin Books via nickscarthin@gmail.com or by calling us on 01629 823272 or alternatively, find us on Eventbrite!

Genevieve Carver is a Sheffield-based poet searching for the humanity amidst the chaos. Her work has been appeared in publications including Iota, Envoi, and The North, and her first collection will be published by Verve Poetry Press, in February 2020.

“I am thirteen years old. We are approaching the end of 1999, and I have a pretty good idea of what I’m going to do with my life- I’m going to ‘be a famous musician’”.

A Beautiful Way to be Crazy explores what it means to be a girl in the business of music. Based on interviews with female and non-binary practitioners across the music industry, A Beautiful Way to be Crazy is a tale of growing up and finding a voice. Expect to meet the spirits of Joni Mitchell, Nina Simone and Delia Derbyshire as Genevieve navigates her way through school bullies, the pressures of mainstream media, anxiety and pregnancy scares, but comes out smiling.

“Carver exudes a warm humility that perfectly complements the fragile and overwhelmingly human spirit at the heart of her story telling”–The Reviews Hub


6:30 pm - 8:30 pm