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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School of Night   Next meeting: Wednesday 24th October, 5.30pm, Alumni Room.  Theme: parents.  This week’s family:   This Be The Verse – Philip Larkin Morning Song – Sylvia Plath My Parents’ Wedding Night, 1937 – Sharon Olds The Gift – Li-Young Lee The Butts – Seamus Heaney Oyster – Rachel Bower Foaling – Rachel…
First  School of Night meeting of the 2018/19 academic year. All welcome. Theme: Creatures of the Sea.  Among the catches to be landed and observed: The Fishing Party – Michael Longley Clownfish – Lavinia Greenlaw Black Caiman with Butterflies – Pascale Petite from The Odyssey – Book XII, Scylla and Charybdis, trans Emily Wilson, Robert…
Poet and critic Professor Stephanie Burt (University of Harvard) will give a public reading and talk 5.30-7.00 pm in the Foyer of the School of English, as part of her UK book tour, at the invitation of the University of Leeds Poetry Centre. Please do come, and circulate the information to your students and poetry-loving…
The final School of Night meeting of this year’s academic year.  Theme: Food and Drink.
Join us in celebrating the launch of the Verse Matters anthology, and to hear some of the contributors read. The anthology aims to harness the power of everyday, human stories in times of inequality and xenophobia.
Penultimate School of Night meeting of this year’s academic year.  Theme: Dreams and Sleep.
Next School of Night meeting. Theme: the Movies.
Next School of Night meeting.  Theme: Statues, Sculptures and Monuments.
Inaugural School of Night meeting. Theme: Snow.