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At Durham University you'll find an extensive programme of public lectures and seminars. With an impressive line up of experts and renowned academics speaking on a myriad of topics, the aim is to share knowledge and encourage debate. Lectures on thought provoking subjects as diverse as history and astro-physics are aimed at a general audience and delivered at various locations across the University. Lectures in the Castle Public Lecture Series take place within the Great Hall of historic Durham Castle, while the Institute of Advanced Study hosts a year round programme of inter-disciplinary lectures. Our Museums offer public lectures to accompany exhibitions and events and our Colleges celebrate that they are scholary communities with series' such as Cafe Politique, Cafe Scientifique and Cafe des Arts.

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Poetry Book Society Showcase: Sinéad Morrissey, Colette Bryce and Tara Bergin

7th October 2017, 16:00 to 17:00, Palace Green Library, Durham

This is a Durham Book Festival event introduced by Durham University's Professor Stephen Regan.
Join three stunning Irish voices as the Poetry Book Society celebrates some of this year’s most exciting releases.

T.S. Eliot Prize-winner Sinéad Morrissey returns to Durham Book Festival with a poignant and compelling collection, On Balance. Selected by the society as their Summer Choice, this new collection masterfully evokes the atmosphere of a society threatened by crisis.

Also given special commendation in the Summer selection, Colette Bryce will read from her Selected Poems. Through four collections, Colette has consolidated her position as one of the most important Irish poets of her generation, and this collection draws together the best of her work.

Reading alongside them is Tara Bergin. Winner of the Seamus Heaney First Collection Prize in 2014, Tara’s latest release The Tragic Death of Eleanor Marx is a current Recommendation for the Poetry Book Society’s Autumn selection.

This event is in collaboration with The Poetry Book Society. Founded in 1953 by T.S. Eliot, it is now based in Newcastle.

Contact office@newwritingnorth.com for more information about this event.

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