Henry Normal: Staring Directly at the Eclipse


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Thursday, 16 March 2017 - 7:30pm
Heritage Quay, University of Huddersfield, 7.30pm
£5 / £3 concessions
Huddersfield Literature Festival

Better known as co-writer of award winning TV and film shows such as The Royle Family, The Mrs Merton Show, The Parole Officer, Coogan's Run, Paul Calf and producer of amongst many others Oscar nominated Philomena, Gavin and Stacey, Moone Boy, Uncle and Alan Partridge, Henry returns to his first love: poetry.


STARING DIRECTLY AT THE ECLIPSE is his first collection of poetry for over twenty years. It features poems from his acclaimed BBC Radio 4 program A Normal Family, together with new and selected poetry from his performance work.


As well as his trademark humour, the collection encompasses the subjects of death, loneliness, loss, human frailty and other classic conversation stoppers.


“The Alan Bennett of poetry”



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