01 Oct NEW PATRON LUKE WRIGHT JOINS INK
INK are thrilled to announce that we have a new patron, the astoundingly talented Luke Wright!
“One of the funniest and most brilliant poets of his generation.” Johann Hari, The Independent
Flamboyant, political and riotously funny, Luke Wright creates inventive poems with loads of heart. Part Essex wide boy, part dandy fop, he writes from the sidelines about small-town tragedies and national farce, then performs his work with snarl and spit. Since 2006 he has written and performed nine spoken word shows and two verse plays, touring them to top literary and arts festivals from Australia to Scotland via Hong Kong and Bruges. He’s won a 4Talent Award, a Stage Award, a Fringe First Award, a Saboteur Award, and and NFBC short film competition at the 2010 Cannes Film Festival. He’s been shortlisted for an East Anglian Book Award, an Off-West End Award, and an Amused Moose Award,
Wright has published three books with Penned in the Margins – The Toll, Mondeo Man, and What I Learned From Johnny Bevan. Frankie Vah is forthcoming in 2018. He also co-authored a humour book, with Joel Stickley – Who Writes This Crap? – for Hamish Hamilton/Penguin. Alongside his own shows, Luke is John Cooper Clarke’s regular support act, performing to crowds of 2,000 people at venues such as The London Palladium and The Palace Theatre in Manchester.