Literary Festival: George Szirtes

Apr 3

For book lovers everywhere. Come and join us on Wednesday 3rd April 2019 for an evening with TS Eliot prize winning poet George Szirtes for the next event in the UCP Literary Festival.

The event is FREE OF CHARGE for both UCP students and members of the public to attend and will take place from 7pm to 8pm in the Lecture Theatre at University Centre Peterborough.

George Szirtes was born in Hungary and emigrated to England with his parents - survivors of concentration and labour camps - after the 1956 Budapest uprising. His first book, ‘The Slant Door’ (1979), won the Faber Memorial Prize.  ‘Bridge Passages’ (1991) was shortlisted for the Whitbread Poetry Prize.  ‘Reel’ (2004) won the TS Eliot Prize, and his ‘New and Collected Poems’ was published by Bloodaxe in 2008.

His latest book 'The Photographer at Sixteen' published in January 2019 by Querus Books is a memoir of his mother that flows backwards through time, and through a tumultuous period of European history.  It is a tender and yet unsparing autobiographical journey.

“A truly remarkable book about identity, image and memory. It is fiercely compelling” EDMUND DE WAAL, author of The Hare with the Amber Eyes

University Centre Peterborough run an established BA (Hons) English Literature degree and a brand new BA (Hons) English with Creative Writing degree from our campus in the heart of the city. We are dedicated to supporting literature and writing at local and national level as well as providing opportunities for our undergraduate students to assist with these events.

Advance booking is required to guarantee your place. Suitable for 14+ years.

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