Events

Professor Edward Chamberlin, author of Come Back to Me My Language: Poetry and the West Indies, will give a talk followed by a question and answer session. There will also be a guest reading by Jamaican Laureate Lorna Goodison. J. Edward Chamberlin is Professor Emeritus of English and Comparative Literature at the University of Toronto….
Poet Zaffar Kunial will be reading work inspired by his recent residency at the Brontë Parsonage Museum in Haworth. Zaffar was commissioned by the Museum to explore the enigmatic and extraordinary Patrick Brontë as part of their bicentennial celebrations. A selection of Brontë related manuscripts will be on display from the University of Leeds Library’s…

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Join us for a reading of his own work by poet Zaffar Kunial in the Alumni Room of the School of English at 18.30. Tickets here.
School of Night Tuesday 29 Jan 2019, Alumni Room, 5.30pm Theme: trees.
School of Night Tuesday 11th December, 5.30, Alumni Room. Theme: poems about paintings.
Join us in the School of English on 6th December for an evening of poetry celebrating Martin Bell, Gregory Fellow at the University of Leeds from 1967-69, and launching a posthumous collection of his translations of the French Surrealist poet, Robert Desnos.
A Celebration of Isaac Rosenberg (1890-1918) with Vahni Capildeo, Elizabeth Cook, Ian Duhig, Jean Liddiard, Deborah Maccoby, Tony Rudolf, Jeffrey Wainwright, John Whale and others.
The theme of this year’s Peace Poetry Prize is Food Inequality. All shortlisted entrants will be invited to a celebration event on Tuesday 27th November 2018 (Maurice Keyworth Lecture Theatre 6.30 – 7.45) and prizes will be awarded by this year’s Chief Judge, Simon Armitage. For further information and how to apply, visit the Peace…
School of Night Monday 26th November, 5.30 pm, Alumni Room, School of English. Theme: the moon. Poems: Sonnet 31 from Astrophil and Stella – Philip Sidney Sad Steps – Philip Larkin Moon – Kathleen Jamie Full Moon and Little Frieda – Ted Hughes The Moon was but a Chin of Gold – Emily Dickinson Moon-Landings – Robert Lowell Full Moon – Alice Oswald
Join us for a celebration of the life and work of poet Ken Smith. There will be an exhibition of materials from the Ken Smith Archive in the Brotherton Library curated by Sarah Prescott, Ruth Burton and Naomi Popple, the showing of a new film of Ken Smith created by Neil Astley, and talks and/or…
School of Night.  Monday 5th November.  5.30 pm, Alumni Room.  Theme: not bonfires etc, but The Heart.  The session will be hosted by Dr Emma Trott.  
Join us in the School of English on 25th October for an evening of poetry and conversation with Denise Riley and Sandeep Parmar. Tickets available here. Denise Riley has written War in the Nursery: Theories of the Child and Mother [1983], ‘Am I That Name?’ Feminism and the Category of ‘Women’ in History [1988], The Words of Selves: Identification, Solidarity, Irony(2000), The Force…