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Simon-Armitage

Fri 27 March

Simon Armitage

Announced as the National Poet Laureate in May 2019 Simon Armitage will join Words Weekend to give audiences a rare and exciting opportunity to hear readings from his ever growing collection of work. A chance to be in the presence of writing greatness this is the not to be missed event of the festival.

BIO:
Professor of Poetry at the University of Leeds he was elected to serve as Professor of Poetry at the University of Oxford for 2015-2019. Armitage has received numerous awards for his poetry including The Sunday Times Author of the Year, a Forward Prize and an Ivor Novello Award for his lyrics in the Channel 4 film Feltham Sings. As well as writing for TV, radio, film and stage Simon is the first Poet Laureate who is also an accomplished DJ.

Venue: Quays Theatre

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