Michael Rosen headlines UCP Literary Festival

Oct 5

For book lovers everywhere - the University Centre Peterborough Literary Festival is a celebration of established and emerging writers from around the UK.  From crime-writers to novelists and poets to award-winning children’s authors, there’s something for everyone this year to enjoy.

Celebrated children’s writer and broadcaster Michael Rosen headlines the line-up of eight acclaimed writers who will be speaking at the event which runs from October 2017 to May 2018.  Readings are free of charge for students and members of the public to attend and each event lasts one hour from 7pm to 8pm.

Michael Rosen is a familiar voice to BBC Radio 4 listeners as currently presents ‘Word of Mouth’ and is one of the best-known figures in the children’s book world writing children's favourite 'We're Going On A Bear Hunt'.

TS Eliot prize winning poet George Szirtes launches the series of Literary Festival events on Thursday 19th October 2017, which takes place in the main lecture theatre at University Centre Peterborough.

Other writers confirmed for the Literary Festival include novelist and screenwriter Julie Mayhew, award-winning poets Peter Daniels and John Greening, authors Kiran Millwood Hargrave and Daisy Johnson and popular crime novelist Henry Sutton.

University Centre Peterborough run an established BA (Hons) English Literature degree from their campus in the heart of the city and supports literature and writing at local and national level as well as providing opportunities for undergraduate students to assist with these popular events.

Advance booking is required and further information is available from www.ucp.ac.uk/events

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