Carol Ann Duffy at Shore to Shore: Carlisle

Carol Ann Duffy at Shore to Shore: Carlisle
  • Carlisle Cathedral, The Abbey, Carlisle, Cumbria, CA3 8TZ
    Carlisle Cathedral
    The Abbey Carlisle , Cumbria CA3 8TZ UNITED KINGDOM
  • 28/06/2016 19:30 - 28/06/2016 21:15



Picador and Bookends of Carlisle present Shore to Shore: Celebrating Poetry and Community with the Laureate and Friends, featuring Carol Ann Duffy, Gillian Clarke, Imtiaz Dharker, Jackie Kay, John Sampson plus local poet Jacob Polley. 

Tickets include a copy of the Shore to Shore commemorative tour programme (distributed on the night). There will be a book stall at the event which is followed by an author signing.

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Carol Ann Duffy lives in Manchester, where she is Professor and Creative Director of the Writing School at Manchester Metropolitan University. Her poetry has received many awards, including the Signal Prize for Children's Verse, the Whitbread, Forward and T. S. Eliot Prizes, and the Lannan and E. M. Forster Prize in America. She was appointed Poet Laureate of the United Kingdom in 2009. Her collections include Mean Time, Love Poems and The Bees, which won the Costa Poetry Award. Her writing for children includes Queen Munch and Queen Nibble, The Skipping-Rope Snake and The Tear Thief. She was made a DBE in the 2015 New Year Honours list.