Salena Godden

Saturday 31 August

Venue: Stade Hall

21.00 to late

Tickets: £7.50 Litfest’s Big Night Out (Paul Burston, Kevin Le Gendre and Salena Godden) £18.00

Litfest is proud to end Big Night Out with the wonderful Salena Godden – one of Britain’s foremost poets whose electrifying live performances have earned her a devoted following.


Salena Godden

Author of poetry collections Under The Pier (Nasty Little Press); Fishing in the Aftermath: Poems 1994-2014 (Burning Eye); literary childhood memoir Springfield Road (Unbound) and Shade published in the ground breaking essay anthology The Good Immigrant (Unbound). Her live poetry album LIVEwire was released with indie spoken word label Nymphs and Thugs and shortlisted for the Ted Hughes Award.

Latest book: Pessimism Is For Lightweights – 13 pieces of Courage and Resistance, was published by Rough Trade Books in July 2018 in the first Rough Trade Editions series. Rough Trade Books is an exciting new publishing venture in the mould of the pioneering record label. The poem ‘Pessimism is for Lightweights’ is currently a public poetry art piece and is on display outside the Arnolfini Gallery, Bristol. Pessimism is for Lightweights has been included in the Rough Trade Top Ten Books list for 2018.

Latest audio release: Salena Godden ‘Live at Byline Festival EP’ released October 2018 and out now with Nymphs and Thugs.

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