An evening of poetry delights –
an online event hosted by the Leeds Library

An evening of poetry delights -<br>an online event hosted by the Leeds Library

Published on Friday 2 July 2021

Tuesday July 6th at 7.30pm

Entry is free but please register to book your place here

Join Candlestick Press, The Leeds Library and a dazzling line-up of guest readers to celebrate the launch of brand new titles edited by three award-winning poets.

Ten Poems from the Countryside (edited by Seán Hewitt), Ten Poems about Getting Older (edited by John McCullough) and Ten Poems about Work (edited by Jonathan Edwards) embrace delightfully contrasting themes. Expect wit, wisdom and moments of pure, unabashed rhapsody!

Guest readers include Liz Berry, Kayo Chingonyi, Gillian Clarke, Mark Granier, Helen Mort, Alasdair Paterson, Elvire Roberts, Judith Shaw, Kathryn Simmonds and Jackie Wills.

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  • An evening of poetry delights –
    an online event hosted by the Leeds Library

    An evening of poetry delights -<br>an online event hosted by the Leeds Library

    Published on Friday 2 July 2021

    Tuesday July 6th at 7.30pm Entry is free but please register to book your place here Join Candlestick Press, The Leeds Library and a dazzling line-up of guest readers to celebrate the launch of brand new titles edited by three award-winning poets. Ten Poems from the Countryside (edited by Seán Hewitt), Ten Poems about Getting […]

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