Thursday, September 17, 2020

Thursday, September 17, 2020 12:30 am by M. in ,    No comments
An alert for tomorrow, September 16, via Zoom:
The Brontë Lounge with Patience Agbabi: Emily's Papers
September 17th 2020 07:30pm - 08:30pm

We are delighted to welcome poet and novelist Patience Agbabi to the Brontë Lounge. Patience was our writer in residence during the bicentenary of Emily Brontë in 2018, during which time she wrote Emily’s Papers, a collection of new poems in response to the author of Wuthering Heights.
Patience is one of the UK’s most prominent poets, she has published four collections and her work has featured on radio and TV worldwide.  Her poem ‘The Refugee’s Tale’ appeared in The Refugee Tales (Comma Press, 2016) when she participated in a reverse pilgrimage walk from Canterbury to London to raise awareness of asylum seekers’ issues. Her debut novel, The Infinite, (Canongate, 2020), an eco-thriller for 8-12 year olds, was published in April.
In this live event, Patience will share what she discovered about Emily during her residency at the Parsonage and read some of the poems from Emily’s Papers.  Our host Helen Meller will lead the questions, but interaction via the chat box is positively encouraged!


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