Worlds Readings, 16-19 June
Norfolk and Norwich Millennium Library, Express Library
(Ground Floor to the left of the main doors), The Forum, Norwich.
End your working day at the fantastic Millennium Library
with a series of free readings from some truly exceptional world
writers who will take you far from home.
Monday 16 June
& Mimi Khalvati
Mimi Khalvati writes about nature, childhood
and family with a sympathetic, controlled and deceptive ease. Her
poems are formally deft, emotionally resonant and linger in the
Adam Thorpe is a poet, novelist, short story
writer and dramatist. His latest novel is Between Each
Breath, a penetrating story of love and fragility in Blair’s
Britain, and his most recent collection of poetry, Birds With a
Broken Wing, was shortlisted for the 2007 Forward Prize.
Tuesday 17 June
Adam Zagajewski and Gwyneth Lewis
CK Williams has published ten books of
poetry, collections of essays, translations and a memoir. His most
recent Collected Poems was published by Bloodaxe in 2007.
He was awarded a Pulitzer Prize in 2000 for his collection
Adam Zagajewski was born in Lvov, Poland (now
Ukraine) and is recognised as the major Polish poet of his
generation. Five collections of his poetry have been translated
into English, the most recent being Without End: New and
Selected Poems in 2002.
Gwyneth Lewis was Wales’ first National Poet.
She has published poetry in Welsh and English, and composed the
six-foot-high words on the front of Cardiff's new Wales Millennium
Centre. Her non-fiction includes Sunbathing in the Rain: A
Cheerful Book on Depression, and Two in a Boat: A Marital
Thursday 19 June
Doshi,Tijs Goldschmidt and Jonty
Tishani Doshi was born in India, to a Welsh
mother and a Gujarati father. She trained with the legendary dance
choreographer Chandralekha and her first book of poems,
Countries of the Body, won the Forward Prize for best
first collection 2006. Her first novel, The Pleasure
Seekers, will be published in 2009.
Tijs Goldschmidt is an internationally
acclaimed evolutionary biologist and ecologist. Darwin’s
Dreampond was awarded the prestigious Science Prize from
the Dutch Organization for Scientific Research. Since then, he has
published several books of essays on art, culture and nature.
C.J. ("Jonty") Driver has published six
collections of poems, five novels (most recently Shades of
Darkness, 2004) and a biography, Patrick Duncan, South
African and Pan-African (banned in South Africa - like his
first two novels - but re-issued in 2000). His latest book is
So Far: Selected Poems 1960-2004.
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01603 727950 for more details.
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