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Wendy Cope and Blake Morrison at King’s Lynn Poetry Festival at Town Hall September 30 to October 2





The King’s Lynn Poetry Festival comes to town Friday, September 30 to Sunday, October 2.

All events take place at the Town Hall on the Saturday Market Place. Tea, coffee, and a bar are available.

On the Friday evening, writers will take part in a tribute to poet and critic Anthony Thwaite. They are: George Szirtes, Wendy Cope, Fleur Adcock, Blake Morrison, Jean Boase-Beier and Kevin Crossley-Holland.

Anthony Twaite.
Anthony Twaite.

Poets reading their work throughout the weekend are – André Mangeot: He has travelled extensively and his interest in other countries, their history and cultures has inspired much of his writing.

Lachlan Mackinnon: His poems Small Hours (2010, shortlisted for the 2010 Forward Poetry Prize) and a new collection is imminent.

Robert Crawford: Described by Michael Hulse in Poetry Review as ‘one of our university wits [with] a clever zest for words’. A second volume of his biography of TS Eliot, will be published this summer.

Lachlan Mackinnon. Credit: Wendy Cope.
Lachlan Mackinnon. Credit: Wendy Cope.

Tiffany Atkinson: The author of four poetry collections, prizes included the Cholmondeley Award in 2022.

Robert Crawford.
Robert Crawford.

Sue Burge: Her poetry can be found in a wide range of magazines and anthologies. Sue’s latest collection is The Saltwater Diaries, 2020, which explores her relationship with the sea.

Tiffany Atkinson.
Tiffany Atkinson.

Kevin Crossley-Holland: He writes collections of Norse myths (The Penguin Book of Norse Myths) and British and Irish folk tales plus The Mountains of Norfolk: New and Selected Poems.

Sue Burge.
Sue Burge.

Sarah Mnatzaganian: Her debut pamphlet, Lemonade in the Armenian Quarter, won ‘Best Pamphlet’ in the 2022 Saboteur Awards.

Sarah Mnatzaganian.
Sarah Mnatzaganian.

Jean Boase-Beier: Recent and current research: translating the Poetry of the Holocaust.

Marion de Vooght: The co-editor with Jean Boase-Beier of Poetry of the Holocaust.

Tickets are £10 for each session and a weekend ticket can be purchased for £40.

For further enquiries contact lynnlitfests@gmail.com



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