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Poetry Day 27 June 2009

Monday, 11 May 2009

Poetry Day. This news has been taken from the Spring/Summer Programme in the East Riding of Yorkshire

Booking Line: 01482 392706

with Fiona Sampson, Carol Rumens, Christopher Reid and Pat Borthwick

Beverley Friary 10am–7pm Events individually priced

To celebrate the awarding of prizes in this year’s East Riding Open Poetry Competition, a day of wonderful events has been organised, with some of this country’s finest writers, to entertain and inspire all lovers of poetry.

Fiona Sampson
Currently editor of Poetry Review, Fiona Sampson has published fourteen books, including poetry collections, work on the philosophy of language and studies of the writing process. Her most recent poetry collections are Common Prayer and The Distance Between Us.

Carol Rumens
Carol Rumens poems are wildly inventive, technically brilliant and able to be both personal and tender, public minded and political. She is the editor of The Chatto Book of Post-Feminist Poetry and author of twelve poetry collections including her latest, Blind Spots.

Christopher Reid
Christopher Reid was poetry editor at Faber & Faber and worked as a freelance writer before being appointed Professor in Creative Writing at the University of Hull. His most recent collection is Mr Mouth, and his edition of the letters of Ted Hughes was published last year.

Pat Borthwick
Pat Borthwick was Writer in Residence for the Wolds in 2001. Her third full-length collection, Admiral FitzRoy's Barometer, was published by Templar in October 2008. She is a Hawthornden Fellow and Senior Tutor in Creative Writing for the OCA.

Plan for the Day

10am–12pm £8
Creative Writing Workshop with Carol Rumens
Traditional Forms: How we can use them and learn from them.

10am–12pm £8
Creative Writing Workshop with Fiona Sampson

Lunch Break

1–2pm £5
Fiona Sampson: ‘A Century of Poetry Review’
To celebrate 100ys of Poetry Review, the current editor, Fiona Sampson, has looked back over the archives and produced a lecture that explores the changing trends in poetry in the UK and the changing face of this enduring national literary treasure.

1–2pm £3
‘Read Around’ with Pat Borthwick
Pat Borthwick will lead a round-table discussion of one of your poems. Bring 12 copies and be prepared to take part in a constructive conversation about the work of other group members.

2.30–3.30pm Free (booking essential)
Competition adjudication & readings:

Christopher Reid
East Riding Open competition judge Christopher Reid will give his adjudication on the competition, followed by prize presentations and readings by prize winners and commended poets.

5pm–7pm £7
Carol Rumens, Fiona Sampson and Christopher Reid

Three of the UK’s finest poets, at the height of their powers, will read from a selection of their work.

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