An evening with award-winning poet and writer
By David Wood
Where: Tetbury Goods Shed
When: Wednesday, September 12, 7.30pm
Simon Armitage is an award-winning poet who also writes extensively for theatre, television and radio.
During his appearance at Tetbury Goods Shed on Wednesday evening, he will read from a range of his work and answer questions from the audience.
Armitage was born in Marsden, West Yorkshire. His numerous accolades include a prestigious Ivor Novello Award for song-writing for the BAFTA-winning film Feltham Sings.
He has published over a dozen collections of poetry including his two latest books, The Unaccompanied (Faber) and Flit (Yorkshire Sculpture Park).
His acclaimed translation of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight has sold over 100,000 copies and a new illustrated edition is out this Autumn.
Armitage is also the author of two novels and three best-selling memoirs, All Points North, Walking Home and Walking Away. His theatre works include The Last Days of Troy, which played at the Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester, and Shakespeare's Globe.
He is Professor of Poetry at the University of Leeds and was elected Professor of Poetry at the University of Oxford in 2015.
He was awarded the CBE for services to poetry in 2010.
Tickets are available from Tetbury Goods Shed website.
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