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Poetry on Prescription goes on tour
Fed up with housework? Looking for
a new job? Meet poet, William Sieghart, at Sevenoaks Library
on Wednesday 15 May, 2.30 pm where he will be on hand to
prescribe a poem for any problem that is presented to him. These
special library events are in partnership with the Reading
Agency and publishers, Faber and Faber.
Tickets £3 must be booked in advance. Contact
Sevenoaks Library on 0300 333 6022 or email Jenny Carter.
William Sieghart is the founder of National Poetry Day and
the Forward Prizes
The idea of Poetry on Prescription was born at the Port Eliot
festival in 2012, where instead of the routine hour-long event,
William found people queuing round the block asking him for
prescriptions to cure everything from a blue day to a broken
The Times Stephen Spender Prize for Translation
Translate a poem from any language, classical or modern, into
English. There are 3 categories: Open, 18-and-under and
14-and-under. Closing date is 24 May 2013. Details of how to
enter this competition and a free booklet of past winning entries
from the Stephen Spender website.
Salley Vickers visits Canterbury
Salley Vickers award winning
author of the bestselling 'Miss Garnet's Angel' will visit
Canterbury Cathedral Archives and discuss her latest book
The Cleaner of Chartres on Thursday 13 June, 6.30 pm.
Visit The Beaney to
Meet the author: Stella Duffy
Duffy, acclaimed author of State of Happiness,
Parallel Lies and The Room of Lost Things, gave a talk
libraries on Saturday 4 May to discuss her latest historical novel,
The Purple Shroud. Read what others have
said about the talk:
"Fabulous, lovely to have this. Great Speaker.
So important Deal has access ( free) to literary talks. thank
"Interesting insight into how
an author constructs and writes books and the hard work that goes
in to it."
"Very much enjoy talks by
We have authors and poets visiting
libraries throughout the year. Check our calendar
for events around the county.
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Public Lending Right
Did you know that authors have the right to receive payment for
loans of their books from public libraries? It's called Public Lending