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Edwin Muir – One Foot in Eden Muir, an outstanding poet, author of an elegiac autobiography, translated Kafka and lived a tortured life travelling Europe with Willa, his wife, also a writer.  Stephen Platten, sometime Bishop of Wakefield, lives in London and Berwick and writes widely on culture, literature and theology.   &nbsp…(Read More)

Poetry Reading Multiple award-winning poet, Sean O’Brien, will be reading from and talking about his recently-published ninth collection, Europa. Sean’s many awards include the T.S. Eliot and several Forward prizes. He is a respected critic, translator, editor, playwright, novelist, broadcaster, experienced writing tutor and mentor. He lives in Newcastle, where…(Read More)

Settle and Spark Theresa Muñoz lives in Edinburgh and is a Research Associate at Newcastle University. Her first collection Settle was shortlisted for the Melita Hume Prize for Poetry. She is the recipient of a Muriel Spark Centenary Award and has been writing a sequence of poems inspired by Spark’s life, legacy and…(Read More)

The Black Cab, a poetry reading John Challis was born in London and lives in Whitley Bay. His first pamphlet of poems, The Black Cab focuses on his father’s vocation as a London Taxi Driver and features poems about work, class and ancestry. His poems have appeared on BBC Radio 4 and widely in…(Read More)

‘Intimations of Immortality’: The Sacred Imagery and Ideas in T.S.Eliot’s ‘The Four Quartets’ Christopher Smith is a retired Anglican priest, living in Berwick. His talk will look at the ideas and allusions present in The Four Quartets, which spring from Eliot’s religious knowledge and experience; an exploration of which poetry lovers…(Read More)

Poetry Café


Poetry Café 2018 Poetry is taking over at The Granary on the Saturday of the Festival weekend. Anne Ryland will be running a poetry writing workshop from 9.45am-12.15pm and the poet John Challis will be performing at 4.00pm. See Events for more details and to book your tickets. Like the jam…(Read More)

Ann Ryland: Prose Poetry ~ Form or Non-Form? It has sparked discussion and controversy, not to mention resistance! To define prose poetry simply as a block of prose possessing poetic qualities is to understate its rich possibilities. Discover more at this writing workshop. We will read some contemporary prose poems and then, through a variety…(Read More)

Somethings Old, Somethings New From the bittersweet to the rude and raunchy, poet and playwright Liz Lochhead weaves a spellbinding and beguiling show, mixing poems, monologues and music.  Accompanied by the soulful sax of Steve Kettley, she presents an intoxicating mix of some of her best work over the past 45 years. ‘Brilliant, raucous and…(Read More)