Matthew Sweeney reading Ledbury2

Matthew Sweeney


Sunday, July 3, 2011 - 12:30 Burgage Hall, Church Lane, Ledbury, Herefordshire

About the event

As Time Goes By - Celebratory Reading for the National Poetry Competition 2010. The National is the UK’s biggest open poetry competition. Judge George Szirtes is joined by the three top winners, Jo Haslam, Matthew Sweeney and Paul Adrian - a previously unpublished poet who scooped a field of thousands to win first prize. ‘It felt like somebody snuck into my head when I wasn’t looking and rearranged all the furniture,’ he says. As well as reading winning poems, they will discuss what poets gain or lose as their writing develops. Tickets: £8. For more information visit: www.poetry-festival.com