The Poetry Book Society is delighted to announce that it will be running a ten venue national tour to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the first T S Eliot Prize, set up in 1993 to mark its 40th anniversary and to honour its founding poet.
The tour will visit Portsmouth on 17th September, then
Winchester, Oldham, Halifax, Ludlow, Glasgow, Norwich, Liverpool, Durham
and finally Sheffield on 15th October. For the first time audiences
outside London will have the opportunity to hear poetry from the T S
Eliot Prize shortlisted poets - who have made the Readings in the
Southbank’s Royal Festival Hall the most thrilling as well as the
largest event of the poetry year - alongside emerging local voices.
David Russell Theatre, Portsmouth Grammar School
George Szirtes, Penelope Shuttle, Tim Liardet & Maggie Sawkins
Discovery Centre, Winchester
David Harsent, Annie Freud, Daljit Nagra & Stephen Boyce
Jen Hadfield, Jane Draycott, Ian Duhig & Shamshad Khan
Square Chapel, Halifax
John Burnside, Christopher Reid, Fiona Sampson & Zaffar Kunial
Ludlow Assembly Rooms
Philip Gross, Gillian Clarke, Frances Leviston & Luke Kennard
Mitchell Library Main Hall, Glasgow
Don Paterson, Kathleen Jamie, Robert Crawford & William Letford
The Curve at the Forum, Millennium Library, Norwich
George Szirtes, Sean Borodale, Moniza Alvi & Helen Ivory
The Bluecoat, Liverpool
George Szirtes, Maura Dooley, Sam Willetts & Andrew McMillan
Durham Book Festival, Durham Town Hall
Philip Gross, Sinead Morrissey & Deryn Rees-Jones
Off the Shelf Festival, Arundel Room, Millennium Galleries, Sheffield
Sean O’Brien, Paul Farley, Esther Morgan & Helen Mort
The T S Eliot Prize 20th Anniversary Tour is
supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts
The 2013 T S Eliot Prize shortlist will be announced on 24th October.
The 2013 T S Eliot Prize Shortlist Readings will take place
on Sunday 12th January 2014 at Southbank Centre’s Royal Festival Hall and
the winner of the 2013 Prize will be announced at the award ceremony
the following evening. The PBS will also be running the T S Eliot Prize
Shadowing and Reading Groups Schemes.
For further information, please click here.