Colette Sensier at Spread the Word book launch

Current UEA student Colette Sensier will be reading this evening at the launch of ‘Things That Have Happened’, an anthology of new writing published by Treehouse Press in association with Flight 2012, a mentoring scheme for five young writers organized by Spread the Word and run in partnership with the Poetry School. The event happens at Keats House in London and will also feature two of the mentors, Bernardine Evaristo and Shaun Levin. Colette (pictured) was born in Brighton in 1988 and studied English at King’s College, Cambridge, before joining the Prose Fiction strand of the UEA Creative Writing MA this year. While at school she won the Foyle’s, Peterloo and Tower Poetry prizes, and has since featured in Oxfam’s ‘Asking a Shadow to Dance’, Salt’s ‘Best British Poetry 2011’, the ‘Salt Book of Younger Poets’, and ‘Lung Jazz: Young British Poets for Oxfam’, as well as in various magazines. Earlier this year she published her debut collection of poetry, ‘How Many Camels Is Too Many?’ She is currently working on her first novel.

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