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Darlington collective Tracks return with another HARK! The Sound of Stories event, which will present an online evening of music and poetry celebrating the works of Emily Dickinson, Angela Carter and a host of other women writers through the power of music.

The HARK! events shine a light on literary heroes, often revealing stories of inspiration from modern songwriters. Their latest instalment takes place on Friday 23rd April, when readings and performances will bring Emily Dickinson’s poetry to life, and uncover the inspiration behind Angela Carter’s incredible legacy of work through original music and performances from international award-winning musicians.

Artists performing include Colorado musician and artist Josephine Foster, who will be lending her enigmatic voice and interpretive wit, and will revisit songs from her Emily Dickinson-inspired album Graphic As A Star; Polly Paulusma, who will be singing songs from her new album Invisible Music: Folk Songs That Influenced Angela Carter; multi-instrumentalists from Leeds, SCHWA will be playing music inspired by the writings of Kathleen Jamie, Christina Rosetti and Edna St Vincent Millay, via their incredible feature-length performance pieces. In addition, audiences will hear from Dianne Casey of Tees Women Poets.

After the performance, a free online writing workshop will take place on Sunday 25th April, run by Dianne and Sarah Crutwell who will be using music to prompt writing.

HARK! The Sound of Stories featuring Josephine Foster, Polly Paulusma, SCHWA and Dianne Casey takes place via Tracks’ Facebook and YouTube pages on Friday 23rd April

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