Literary Festival: George Szirtes


For book lovers everywhere. Come and join us on Thursday 19th October 2017 for an evening with TS Eliot prize winning poet George Szirtes for the first event in our 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 collection is ‘Bad Machine’ (2013).

University Centre Peterborough run an established BA (Hons) English Literature 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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