Carol Ann Duffy and Imtiaz Dharker: Luck is the Hook


Sunday 14th October 2018

7:30pm til 8:30pm

No age restrictions

Join Carol Ann Duffy and ILF Poet in Residence Imtiaz Dharker as they read from their poetry collections.

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Carol Ann Duffy and Imtiaz Dharker: Luck is the Hook on Sunday 14th October 2018

“If there were to be a World Laureate, then for me the role could only be filled by Imtiaz Dharker.” – Carol Ann Duffy

Carol Ann Duffy is one of Britain’s best known and most admired poets, her poems are “… at once accessible and brilliantly idiosyncratic and subtle”. (The Observer) The current Poet Laureate, she has won the Forward, Whitbread and T.S. Eliot prizes. Imtiaz Dharker is ILF Poet in Residence. Brought up a Muslim Calvinist in a Lahori household in Glasgow, her themes are rooted in a life of transitions. An acclaimed poet, artist and documentary filmmarker she holds the Queen’s Gold Medal for Poetry.

The evening begins with a short reading by Lizzi Hawkins, former member of Ilkley Young Writers, winner of The Ted Hughes Young Poets Award and the Poetry Business New Poets Prize.

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