Join Northern poets Clare Shaw and Ralph Dartford for a night of readings that are heartfelt, sometimes harrowing and occasionally funny.

This is a collaborative event and therefore, ticket prices are not set by Bradford Literature Festival. Tickets are priced at £5.

About The Poets

Ralph Dartford

Ralph Dartford is the author of Cigarettes, Beer and Love (Ossett Observer Presents 2013) and Recovery Songs (Valley Press 2019). His forthcoming third collection, Serotonin Songs will be published by Valley Press in 2021. Ralph is writer and tutor who mainly works with people who are in recovery from alcohol and substance abuse. His spoken word performance show, Recovery Songs continues to tour nationally.

Clare Shaw

Clare Shaw has three collections published by Bloodaxe: Straight Ahead (2006), Head On (2012) and Flood (2018). Clare is regular tutor with a range of literary organisations, including the Poetry School, the Wordsworth Trust and the Arvon Foundation. Clare also works with the Royal Literary Fund and the ‘Writing Project’.