Home Upcoming Events Autumn Weekend 2022 Litfest & @lancaster_words – Poetry On Campus

Litfest & @lancaster_words – Poetry On Campus

Litfest and the Department of English & Creative Writing at Lancaster University present three award-winning poets with a close connection to Lancaster University.

Lecturers Paul Farley and Eoghan Walls, with student Beth Train-Brown will read from their latest collections, alongside exploring new voices in our Open Mic sessions.

Praise for The Mizzy:

“This avian-themed collection is witty, insightful and fabulously bizarre.” – Kate Kellaway, Guardian

Praise for Pigeon Songs:

“a reviewer’s (and any sensible reader’s) delight. It works through a dizzying richness of topics and motifs” – David Malcom for Poetry Salzburg Review

Praise for Salmacis:

“Lyrical, yet powerful, with visceral imagery that can evoke strong emotion in the reader.” – Travels Along My Bookshelf

If you would like to read in the open mic session, please email office.manager@litfest.org by midnight on 3rd November to reserve your slot. If you had already applied for a slot prior to the date change we will be contacting you.

Paul Farley is Professor of Creative Writing at Lancaster University. He has published many prize-winning poetry collections with Picador, including Tramp in Flames and The Mizzy.

Eoghan Walls teaches English Literature and Creative Writing at Lancaster University. He has published two poetry collections with Seren, The Salt Harvest and Pigeon Songs.

Beth Train-Brown is completing her final year in English Literature and Creative Writing at Lancaster University, and has just published her first poetry collection, Salmacis.

Free in-person tickets are now available at the link below and we hope to have free watch online tickets available soon.

Book your in-person tickets here



08 Nov 2022


6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Lancaster University Library
Lancaster University Library

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