Simon Armitage

Simon ArmitageThis year's Birmingham Visiting Writers' Programme Lecture will be given by the widely acclaimed and multi-talented poet and writer Simon Armitage

The event will take place on Tuesday 29 January 2013, 5pm-6pm.

Venue:  Elgar Concert Hall, Bramall Music Building. 

The lecture will be followed by book-sales/book-signing in the Foyer, from 6-7pm, and there will be an open bar before and after the event. 

Simon Armitage has published ten volumes of poetry and received numerous poetry writing awards. He is an extraordinarily versatile author, with two novels and four stage plays to his name, and in recent years he has written for radio, television and film.  Simon Armitage’s poetry reflects modern life as well as classical themes, and his writing has a wide appeal.  His poetry has featured in the National Curriculum, and his acclaimed best-selling translation of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight was published by Faber and Faber in the UK and Norton in the US.  His most recent poetry collection, Seeing Stars, in which he also explores the ‘prose poem’ form, was shortlisted for the T. S. Eliot Prize.   He has held, and holds prominent positions in several academic institutions.

For more information, contact Elsa Braekkan Payne: e.m.braekkanpayne@bham.ac.uk.

[Image above by Paul Wolfgang Webster]