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Paul Farley: An Audience with the Festival Laureate

18th October 2014, 17:00 to 18:00, Palace Green Library (Education Room), Paul Farley, Stephen Regan

A Durham Book Festival event, in conjunction with the Centre for Poetry and Poetics

Every year the festival works with Durham University to appoint a leading poet as Festival Laureate. This year Paul Farley will be fulfilling the role and writing a new poem especially for the festival. In this exclusive public event, Paul will read from his commissioned poem for the first time. Paul will also undertake a special event for Durham students, as well as visiting a local school.

Paul Farley is a multi-award-winning poet, author and broadcaster. He has published four poetry collections with Picador, most recently The Dark Film, which was shortlisted for the 2012 TS EIiot Prize. His book, Edgelands, a non-fiction journey into England’s overlooked wilderness (co-authored with Michael Symmons Roberts) was published in 2011 and received the Royal Society of Literature’s Jerwood Award. Paul Farley is a professor of poetry at Lancaster University.

Introduced by Professor Stephen Regan

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