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Poetry Reading: Michael Longley

Thu 14 June

David Attenborough Building

Michael Longley’s eleven poetry collections have received many awards, among them the Whitbread Prize, the T.S. Eliot Prize, the Hawthornden Prize, the Irish Times Poetry Prize, the Griffin International Prize and the PEN Pinter Prize. His Collected Poems was published in 2006, and Sidelines: Selected Prose in 2017. In 2001he received the Queen’s Gold Medal for Poetry and in 2003 the Wilfred Owen Award. He was appointed a CBE in 2010, and from 2007 to 2010 was Ireland Professor of Poetry. He and his wife, the critic Edna Longley, live and work in Belfast. In 2015, he was elected a Freeman of the City.

The Nature and Place Poetry Competition is run by the Rialto Magazine in conjunction with the Cambridge Conservation Initiative.

Join us for a glass of wine or juice at 6pm. The 2018 Nature and Place Competition winners will read their winning poems at 7pm and will be followed by this year’s judge, Michael Longley reading from his work.

Cost: £10

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Timing

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Thu 14 June 6:00PM - 8:30PM

Venue

Address: David Attenborough Building
Large Seminar Room
New Museums Site
Cambridge
Cambridgeshire
CB2 3QZ
United Kingdom
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