Saturday, May 13, 2017

An alert from the Brontë Parsonage Museum for today, May 13:
Brontë 200: Mansions in the Sky: Exhibition Talk by Simon Armitage
Simon talks about the Branwell exhibition - West Lane Baptist Centre
May 13th 2017 02:30pm - 04:00pm

To celebrate our new exhibition, Mansions in the Sky, our creative partner for 2017, poet Simon Armitage, will talk about the process of pulling together an exhibition on the often underestimated Branwell Brontë, and how his understanding of Branwell has developed and changed as he has taken a closer look at his life and influences.

Simon Armitage was born in West Yorkshire and is Professor of Poetry at Oxford University. He has published over a dozen collections of poetry including Paper Aeroplane (2014): a selection marking the 25th anniversary of the appearance of his ground-breaking debut collection Zoom! Armitage is also a playwright, novelist, song lyricist and broadcaster. His poems have been on the GCSE and ‘A’ level syllabus in this country for almost two decades. The recipient of numerous awards, Armitage was elected a fellow of the Royal Society of Literature in 2004 and awarded the CBE for services to poetry in 2010.  He released his eleventh collection of poems, The Unaccompanied, in March 2017. 

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