David Olusoga

Contemporary Poets and Utopia

Fri 20 May 2016

Contemporary Poets and Utopia

David Olusoga
Fri 20 May 2016,

To launch the May 2016 season and the May Bristol800 Weekender – two days debating the practical aspects of creating utopia –  the Festival of Ideas commissioned 15 leading poets to each write a new poem on the utopian theme. They present their work tonight, talk about what inspired them and join the debate on creating perfect worlds. Hosted by historian and presenter David Olusoga. The poets and speakers include:

Fleur Adcock
Dean Atta
Helen Dunmore
Anna Hoghton
Matthew Hollis
Sarah Howe
Nick Laird
Tim Liardet
Andrew McMillan
Hollie McNish
Daljit Nagra
Ruth Padel
Jo Shapcott
Michael Symmons Roberts
Jane Yeh

Please arrive at 19:00 for a 19:30 start. The bar will be open from 19:00 and during the interval.

Image: David Olusoga


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