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2020 PD James English Event


Guest Lecture with poet, Frances Leviston (English, 2000)

In 2006 Frances received an Eric Gregory Award from the Society of Authors. Public Dream, her first collection, was published in 2007 by Picador and shortlisted for the T S Eliot Prize, the Forward Prize for Best First Collection and the Jerwood-Aldeburgh First Collection Prize. Her poems have appeared in the New YorkerPoetry, London Review of Books, the GuardianThe Times, the TLSEdinburgh Review, Granta/British Council New Writing, and various anthologies. She is a member of the Folio Academy. She lives in Durham and lectures in Creative Writing at the University of Manchester.

“Frances Leviston’s excellent début… has the enviable knack of making the dense and complex seem effortless, offering subtle conclusions with an irresistible lightness of touch” – The Guardian

“Eight years in the making since her first volume, Public Dream, Disinformation does not disappoint. This is poetry of a rare seriousness and excellence.” – Times Literary Supplement

The Lecture will be followed by Dinner at 7.20pm in the Dining Hall

All are welcome.

Please register for the lecture (free) and book for dinner.* 

*Proceeds go to the PD James Fund which supports the work of the English School and students at St Hilda’s College, kindly endowed by Honorary Fellow P. D. James.  When booking, the opportunity is available to make an additional voluntary donation to the P.D. James Memorial Fund.