Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Naming Your Place: Thursday June 1st, London

The Ledbury Poetry Festival in association with the Poetry Society, present Naming Your Place at the London Review Bookshop on 1 June at 7pm.

Ruth Padel will discuss with Jo Shapcott and Sean O’Brien how and why poets use place names in poems, a tradition that goes back centuries to ancient Welsh poetry and Homer, from Wenlock Edge to Adlestrop.

The poets will illustrate their ideas by reading from their own work and that of other poets, and turn to the audience to hear their views.

Tickets: £8/£5 concessions, PS members and LRB subscribers

Box office: 020 7420 9895 or email

You can catch this event again at the Ledbury Poetry Festival on 8 July 2006. To find out more please visit Poetry Festival.

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