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Carcanet#50: National Centre for Writing

12:00 on Saturday 25 Jan 2020 to 21:00 on Friday 25 Dec 2020

National Centre for Writing
Dragon Hall
115-123 King St


Carcanet's second symposium will take place at the National Centre for Writing in Norwich.

The day will be comprised of two afternoon sessions, the first: some of Carcanet's core poets with Laura ScottMimi KhalvatiCaroline Bird, Alison BrackenburyPhilip TerryRory Waterman and Peter Scupham; the second: indie poetry publishing today with Carcanet's Michael Schmidt, Nine Arches' Jane Commane, Nathan Hamilton of Boiler House Press, Bridget Shine who is Chair of the IPG, and Neil Astley of Bloodaxe Books. The second session will be chaired by Arts Council England's Director of Literature, Sarah Crown, and will be followed by a celebratory reading later in the evening.

For the evening reading we will be joined by Carcanet poets Sasha Dugdale, Julia Blackburn, Sophie Hannah and Miles Burrows.

Please visit the separate event listings at the National Centre for Writing's website to book free tickets for the afternoon symposium and the evening readings.

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