Poetry, Short Stories and Spoken Word

Wednesday 18 September

Ouse Muse at MK Lit Fest, featuring Kate Noakes

Event Space, MK Gallery, Central Milton Keynes, 7.30pm: £5

For one night only, Ouse Muse of Bedford relocates to Milton Keynes, showcasing the very best of the local talents. The event will conclude with headline poet, Kate Noakes reading from her most recent collection, The Filthy Quiet.

Saturday 21 September

Two Contemporary Poets: Luke Kennard and Mary Jean Chan

The Sky Room, MK Gallery, Central Milton Keynes, 12.15pm: £5

Mary Jean Chan was born and raised in Hong Kong: her debut collection, Flèche, is a Poetry Book Society Recommendation. Luke Kennard's fifth collection, Cain, was shortlisted for the International Dylan Thomas Prize. In 2014 he was named one of the Next Generation Poets by the Poetry Book Society in their once per-decade list.

Sunday 22 September

The Modern Short Story: Chris Power and Lisa Blower

The Sky Room, MK Gallery, Central Milton Keynes, 12.15pm: £5

Short story lovers, join us to hear new voices as we present the authors of two debut collections. Lisa Blower's stories tell tales of working lives in contemporary Britain, while Chris Powers writes stories peopled by men and women who find themselves at crossroads or dead ends.

Attila the Stockbroker

The Sky Room, MK Gallery, Central Milton Keynes, 8.30pm: £10

Attila the Stockbroker has toured the world performing his sharp-tongued, radical social surrealist poetry and songs for 39 years, doing over 3400 gigs in 24 countries and releasing over 40 CDs/LPs/singles, 8 books of poetry and, in 2015, his autobiography Arguments Yard.