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Place Waste Dissent Launch, Bristol


'Having spent three years in the early 1990s occupying properties and protesting in Claremont Road, east London, poet Paul Hawkins maps the run-off, rackets and resistance along the route of the proposed M11 Link Road. 

Using the voices of Dolly Watson and many others in avant-garde experimental text and lo-fi collage, he explores place, waste and dissent; the stake the Thatcher/Major Tory government was driving into the heart of the UK.'

Join us at The Arts House in Stokes Croft, Bristol celebrating the publication of 'Place Waste Dissent' and an accompanying month-long exhibtion of art and text featured in the collection, with readings, a short film screening and a Q&A with the author.

Reading are:

Paul Hawkins
- Paul Hawkins is a Bristol based poet and author of the new Influx Press title 'Place Waste Dissent'. He co-runs Hesterglock Press and has had two previous books published, 'Claremont Road' & 'Contumacy' (Erbacce)

Sarer Scotthorne
- Sarer co-runs Hesterglock Press and is author of the acclaimed collection 'The Blood House'.

Sam Berkson
- Sam is the author of 'Life in Transit' (Influx, 2012), 'Dusk Steals the Daylight (Fishbar, 2013) and the recent collection 'Settled Wanderers' (Influx, 2015).

The event is FREE!! 7:30pm
Signed books on sale on the night.