Beeston WORD! with George Szirtes and Friends: Po-Fest Special

  • This PAST event happened on: Mon, Nov 14, 2022

  • Venue:Beeston Library Foster Ave, Beeston, Nottingham NG9 1AE
  • Time:7pm
  • Cost:£6/ £8
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  • Join George Szirtes and friends for this much anticipated - post-Po-Fest-tastic, post-pandemic first one back in Beeston WORD!...

    Poet, translator, biographer and former Man Booker International, Judge - George Szirtes was born in 1948 in Budapest, and came to England following the Hungarian Uprising in 1956. His many awards  include: the Faber, T S Eliot and International Man Booker Translators' Prize (twice).

    George will be joined by WORD!s Lydia Towsey ‘funny, irreverent and rude, thanks to her mum, God bless them both’ (Mark Gwynne Jones) - and the acclaimed Panya Banjoko, author of the recently released, (Re)Framing the Archive (Burning Eye Books, 2022). Come and have a unique evening. Book early to avoid disappointment.

    To perform on the open mic - and/or to sign up for an online WORD! workshop with George on September 14th, 10.30-12pm email [email protected]

    Please do get in touch if you have any access needs


    Please note: this event is in the past.

    Images by David Wilson Clarke


    I know of no other poet who combines activism and archive the way that she does” - Henderson Mullen, Writing East Midlands, on Panya Banjoko

    “Szirtes is increasingly revealed as a major English poet - one of those in whom insight and technique combine to focus more and more productively as the years go by.” - Hugh Macpherson, Poetry Review