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Event details

The best words in the best order

‘The best words in the best order’ - Poetry in Durham and the North East

19 November 2016 - 12 March 2017 , 10:00 to 17:00
Palace Green Library

Contemplating the story of poetry in the north east, this exhibition takes an inspired look at the connections between poetry and life.

Exhibition extended until Sunday 12 March due to popular demand.

Originally shown at Woodhorn, this exhibition is influenced by the Northern Poetry Library and Palace Green Library collections. Located in Northumberland and Durham, the libraries are both important archives and living, breathing spaces that people can use and enjoy.

Beginning in 2015, six working poets spent time among the shelves of Northern Poetry Library, creating new poems inspired by the collection. They also took their love of the library outwards to communities across the region, where as poets-in-residence they led workshops that explored poetry and inspired people to write their own. Come and find out how they got on.

Discover more about poetry in Durham, Durham University’s Centre for Poetry and Poetics, the Northern Poetry Library and contemporary poetry in the region. Why not have a go at writing a poem yourself.

See our What’s On guide for details of events linked to this exhibition.

With thanks to the project partners, funders and participants

And: New Writing North, Newcastle University, Scottish Poetry Library, Carcanet, Lit & Phil, The November Club.