Monday, 14 May 2012

An Evening with Sir Andrew Motion

Was forwarded the details of this event by Anna Turner of Calderdale Council and thought I would share this information with my followers:

 Sir Andrew Motion,
Poet Laureate 1999 - 2009
coming to Square Chapel, Halifax

 Thursday 31 May, 8pm


On Thursday 31 May Square Chapel, Halifax will be hosting an evening with ex-Poet Laureate Andrew Motion, who will introduce his new novel ‘Silver – Return to Treasure Island’ a sequel to Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic. 

Andrew Motion was Poet Laureate from 1999 to 2009 and was knighted for his services to literature in 2009.  During the evening he will talk about the responsibilities of this unique role and what it means to him.  This will be a one-off opportunity to ask questions, and gain a unique insight into the process and approach of one of the UK’s best known writers. 

‘Silver’ is a playful sequel to ‘Treasure Island’ featuring a cast of noble seamen, murderous pirates and tales of love, valour & terrible cruelty.

He will also read from his latest book of poems, ‘The Cinder Path’ shortlisted for the Ted Hughes Award for New Work in Poetry.  Followed by book signing.

This event is a must for anyone with a passion for storytelling, literature, creative writing or poetry.

"Compelling, simple and mysterious" Sunday Times
"Motion has stitched his and Stevenson’s novels together beautifully" The Telegraph

More about Andrew Motion:
  • His poetry has received the Arvon/Observer Prize, the John Llewelyn Rhys Prize and the Dylan Thomas Prize.
  • He is Professor of Creative Writing at Royal Holloway and recently co-founded The Poetry Archive.
  • He was knighted for his services to literature in 2009.

Square Chapel Centre for the Arts, Halifax
Thursday 31 May, 8pm
Tickets £13 & £11 concessions

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Thanks for reading and we hope to see you soon.

Best wishes,

The Square Chapel Team
 Square Chapel Centre for the Arts, 10 Square Road, Halifax HX1 1QG


  1. I wonder if he will be in London doing this.

  2. I believe he is doing an event on Wednesday 4 July 2012 at Gresham College if that's anywhere nearer to you. See