Each year Durham Book Festival works in partnership with Durham University to invite an acclaimed poet to fulfil the role of Festival Laureate. This year we are delighted to welcome Helen Mort to the festival. At this special event, Helen will premiere a specially commissioned poem, inspired by Durham and the people who live there, as well as reading from her latest poetry collection, No Map Could Show Them. Helen will also be visiting four local secondary schools while she is in Durham, as well as reading for Durham University students.
Helen Mort was born in Sheffield. Her first collection, Division Street, which explored subjects including the Miners’ Strike, was shortlisted for the Costa Prize and the TS Eliot Prize and in 2014 won the Fenton Aldeburgh Prize.
Introduced by Professor Stephen Regan, Durham University
Saturday 15 October,
Palace Green Library
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