University of Portsmouth hosts John Burnside’s Symposium

Celebrated as both a poet and a novelist, John Burnside is one of Britain’s leading contemporary writers. He is the winner of numerous awards, including the Geoffrey Faber Memorial Prize, the Whitbread Poetry Prize, the Petrarca Preis, the T.S. Eliot Prize, the Forward Poetry Prize, and the James Tait Memorial Prize.

This one-day event on 15th November will be the first symposium dedicated to his work, offering the chance for researchers to discuss and reflect upon Burnside’s writing and its place within contemporary literature more widely.  It is a great opportunity for CCI students and staff to learn a bout John Burnside.

The day will conclude with John giving a public reading and participating in a Q&A.

Symposium Start Time: 9.15am
Reading Event Start Time: 6pm

Venue: Milldam, LE1.01

To download the full day’s programme, click here programme

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