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Wordplay – Owen Lowery

Mon 14 Jan, 7:30pm at Copper Auditorium

Tickets: £5

Enjoy our monthly digest of poetry, variety and open mic hosted by our very own Keith Hutson! Featuring established and emerging artists, WordPlay brings the best on the block to Halifax, and celebrates the finest local talent, too.

Former British Judo champion, Owen Lowery, suffered a spinal injury while competing and is now a tetraplegic. He has a First Class Honours BA, two Master’s Degrees, and a PhD in the poetry of Keith Douglas.

Owen’s poetry has appeared in Stand, PN Review, The Independent, The Times, and The Guardian, and he has published two major collections, Otherwise Unchanged, (2012), and Rego Retold (2015). Owen has performed all over the UK, and has worked with organisations, film-makers, musicians and artists, including Carol Ann Duffy, Dame Paula Rego, Anna Cady, LA Productions, Arts Council England, Unlimited, and the BBC.