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Durham University

Centre for Poetry and Poetics


“Compose aloud; poetry is sound”

Basil Bunting's advice to young poets

The Centre for Poetry and Poetics organises (or collaborates on) numerous readings, lectures and seminars, and conferences each year, both within Durham University and for public audiences. For details of past events, see our archive or download our podcasts.

Saturday 12 October 2019

Durham Book Festival

Festival Laureate

4:00pm to 5:00pm, St Chad's College Chapel, Raymond Antrobus and Stephen Regan

The Durham Book Festival Poet Laureate reads from his celebrated work, as well as sharing a new poem specially commissioned for the Festival.

Sunday 13 October 2019

Durham Book Festival


4:00pm to 5:00pm, Gala Theatre, Colm Tóibín and Stephen Regan

The 2019 Durham Book Festival big read is Colm Tóibín's Brooklyn. Hear from the author himself at this event chaired by Professor Stephen Regan.