Poets Laureate Programme
10:00 Arrival - Refreshments.
10:30 - 11:00 Reading: Helen Mort.
11:15 - 12:15 The Byron Foundation Lecture: 'Identity and Poetry: Conflicts of Interest' - Angela Leighton reads from and discusses her poetry.
12:15 - 1:30 Lunch Break
1:30 - 2.15 Panel Discussion (Poets and Publics of the Past): Judith Jesch and Lynda Pratt.
2:30 - 3:00 Reading: Patience Agbabi.
3:00 - 3.30 Refreshments
3:30 - 4:15 Panel Discussion (Poetry Matters Now): Bridget Vincent and Matthew Welton.
4:15 - 4:30 Closing remark.
Poets Laureate Then and Now is sponsored by the University of Nottingham Research Priority Area 'British Identities: Culture and Communication from the Archipelago to the Globe' and by the Centre for Regional Literature and Culture.