|Rosa Francesca will provide music at tonight's Spotlight, along with Cartoon Food.|
On the main line-up are prose writers Austin Wilde and Emily Ingle and poets John Martin and Chris Hanlon, plus music from Rosa Francesca - making a welcome return to Spotlight with her beautiful voice and poetically lyrical songs - and Cartoon Food.
Prior to writing he spent much of his working life in the music industry, most recently he was the Creative Director of EMI Music Publishing, where he signed Beirut, Joanna Newsom, Lindstrom and Duffy.
"I am going to read from the first volume Waiting," he says of tonight's performance, "which contains poems written in my early twenties, when, like all people of that age, I was presumably trying to find my own voice by trying out lots of other people's voices."
"I look forward to performing at Spotlight!"
Founded in December 1995, Lancaster Spotlight is funded by Arts Council England, The Big Lottery Fund and supported by Morecambe Town Council. Spotlight works in association with litfest.
• Spotlight @ The Storey, Lancaster, Friday 20th February. Doors Open 8.00pm, Open Mic 8.15 - 8.45pm. Tickets £4 / £2 students/unwaged/concessions. Web: www.spotlightlancaster.co.uk