Vane Women Press presents Rachel Burns, local poet and award-winning writer, reading from her new book A Girl in a Blue Dress.

Rachel Burns completed a screenwriting talent scheme with ITV and Northern Film and Media in 2012. She is an alumnus of the 2018 Jerwood/Arvon Mentoring Programme in playwriting. Her short stories are published in Mslexia and Here Comes Everyone. An extract from her YA novel was selected for the TLC/A.M Heath anthology, 2019.

Rachel Burns’ poetry is widely published in literary magazines, recently in Crannog, Poetry Salzburg Review, and Ink, Sweat & Tears. Rachel was runner-up in the BBC Poetry Proms 2019 competition and her poem was broadcast on Radio 3. Her debut poetry pamphlet A Girl in a Blue Dress is available from Vane Women Press and will be available to buy at the event.

Date and time: Saturday 16 May 3.30pm-4pm
Venue: Crown Street Gallery