The UK's Poet Laureate Simon Armitage reads his acclaimed works, and joins a live discussion with Bristol City Poet Vanessa Kisuule.
The grand opening event of Lyra, Bristol Poetry Festival, 2020 will feature a live reading and discussion with the UK's newly appointed Poet Laureate Simon Armitage.
Wills Memorial Building (Great Hall), Queens Rd, Bristol BS8 1RJ
Friday 13th March 2020
6:00 - 7:00pm
£5. Tickets available at hdfst.uk/lyrafest.
The second ever Lyra Festival will launch at the iconic Great Hall at Wills Memorial Building. Simon Armitage will deliver a reading of his poetry, followed by a live conversation hosted by Bristol’s City Poet, Vanessa Kisuule. Simon Armitage will discuss his newly launched Laurel Prize for climate writing, the urgency of the arts movement in response to the climate crisis, and the role of both the Poet Laureate and live poetry in
2020. The event will include a short audience Q&A and be immediately followed by a book signing.
Presented in association with Bristol Poetry Institute and University of Bristol Department of English.
Lyra Festival is supported by Arts Council England.