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Durham University

Department of English Studies

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This is an archive of past events within the Department of English Studies. Please see our current events for forthcoming activities.

Some of our public events are recorded and are available as podcasts via our Research English At Durham blog.

Durham Book Festival

Tübingen Exchange

12th October 2019, 14:30 to 15:30, Durham Town Hall, Jasmine Simms and Marcus Hammerschmitt

Recent Durham English graduate and poet Jasmine Simms and German author Marcus Hammerschmitt share their impressions of the twin cities of Durham and Tübingen, in this Durham Book Festival conversation.

This event celebrates the 50th anniversary of the twinning of Tübingen in Germany and Durham City, bringing together two writers to reflect on each other’s cultures and to share the work they created inspired by their experiences.

Marcus Hammerschmitt is a German author, journalist and photographer. His work ranges from essays to young adult fiction and poetry. Durham Book Festival commissioned him to spend ten days exploring Durham and to write about his impressions of our region.

In this event he’ll be joined by emerging poet Jasmine Simms, who has recently spent several months as poet-in-residence at the University of Tübingen. Jasmine is a graduate of Durham University and her new pamphlet, Like Horses, has already received plaudits from Clare Pollard and Helen Mort.

This is just one of more than 80 events taking place during Durham Book Festival. Be sure to browse the full programme.

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