Events, Recent & Forthcoming
Public events featuring Simon Armitage are added here when they go live. He also tours with GCSE Poetry Live! Please check with the event organisers to ensure up-to-date information.
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Thursday, October 11 – 6.00pm, Simon Armitage at St Chad's, Durham Book Festival in partnership with Durham University’s Centre for Poetry and Poetics. This event launches their conference on Literary Birds.
Tuesday, October 16 – 8.00pm, Simon Armitage – Journeys, Bewdley Festival, Worcestershire
Friday, October 19 – 7.30pm, Simon Armitage & Frieda Hughes read in Hebden Bridge for the 2018 Ted Hughes Festival hosted by the Elmet Trust to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the death of the poet laureate Ted Hughes.
Monday, October 22 – 7.00pm, An Evening with Simon Armitage, Rochdale Literature & Ideas Festival, Lancashire
Saturday, November 10 – Singapore Writers Festival
Tuesday, November 20 – 5.30pm, 'Damned if he Does and Damned if he Doesn't? Dilemmas and Decisions in Sir Gawain and the Green Knight', Oxford Professor of Poetry lecture, Examination Schools, 75 – 81 The High Street, Oxford, OX1 4BG – FREE and open to all. No need to book.
Thursday, November 29 – 8.00pm, 100 Poems: A Celebration of Seamus Heaney’s Best-loved Poems. With readings by Simon Armitage, Paula Meehan, Colette Bryce, Marie Heaney, Mark Doty and John Kelly. Pavilion Theatre, Dún Laoghaire, Dublin, Ireland
Sunday, December 2 – 2.30pm, Simon Armitage reads at Salts Mill, Saltaire – FREE unticketed event – "seating will be limited and on a first-come first-served basis – there will also be standing room."
Thursday, December 6 – 7.30pm, Full Moon: A Night Of Poetry and Science, A special evening featuring some of Britain's most distinguished poets and prominent scientists, Shaw Theatre, London NW1 2AJ. All proceeds will go to MacMillan Cancer Support.
Monday, December 10 – 6.30pm, Simon Armitage reads from Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, ticketed event hosted by Faber & Faber in St Dunstan-in-the-West, Fleet St, London, to celebrate the release of a new revised illustrated edition of Armitage's acclaimed modern translation of this medieval tale. The reading will be alongside projections of some of the book's richly textured illustrations, original screenprints by Clive Hicks-Jenkins
Tuesday, December 11 – 3.00pm, Realms both Real and Unreal: A reading by Simon Armitage, part of the Sadler Seminar Series, The Transcultural Fantastic, University of Leeds. Simon Armitage reads from and discusses his revised translation of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight. This public event is FREE and open to all. No need to book.
Monday, January 21 – 5.30pm, Oxford Professor of Poetry lecture, Examination Schools, 75 – 81 The High Street, Oxford, OX1 4BG – FREE and open to all. No need to book.
Thursday, February 14 – 4.00pm, Readings at Yale University series, Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library, 121 Wall Street, New Haven, CT, 06511, USA.
Monday, February 18 – 7.00pm, Terrance Hayes and Simon Armitage, presented by PoetryLife at Florida Studio Theatre, Court Cabaret, Sarasota, FL 34236, USA
Thursday, March 28 – 4.30pm, Consequences of Silence, Association of Writers and Writing Programs (AWP) conference event, Oregon Convention Center, Portland, USA