The poetry pub crawl is back! Join us on a rowdy, fun and joyful journey round the pubs of Chester starting in Storyhouse, hearing poems and songs in each venue. Award-winning writer and Literature Festival fave Molly Naylor returns as your guide, and is joined by folk-rock firebrand Grace Petrie. Expect laughter, lyricism and a little light-hearted chaos.
Molly Naylor is a scriptwriter, poet, performer and graphic novelist. Her stories and plays have been broadcast on BBC Radio 4 and she has performed at festivals and events all over the world. Her third poetry collection Whatever You’ve Got is published by Bad Betty Press. She is the co-creator and writer of Sky One comedy After Hours. Her new live show Stop Trying to be Fantastic is currently touring the UK.
‘Naylor writes with a poet’s ear for rhythm and delivers with a stand-up’s comic timing’ -Irish Times
‘Brave, funny, tough and beautiful writing’ – The Guardian
Folk-rock firebrand Grace Petrie has long been celebrated for her polemical folk anthems, acerbic lyricism and engaging stagecraft. Exploding onto the folk scene in 2010 with an acoustic guitar, a fistful of razor sharp protest songs and an irresistible stage presence, she quickly racked up support slots for the likes of Billy Bragg, Robin Ince and Josie Long. She is a frequent contributor to the hit podcast The Guilty Feminist, and has played live BBC sessions for Jo Whiley and The Radio 2 Folk Show. Her new album Connectivity debuted at number 2 in both the Independent Albums Chart and the Official Folk Chart. “An effervescent charm-bomb of a performer” – The New Yorker.
The poerty pub crawl is not wheelchair accessible.