There are some truly wonderful events happening at the Ted Hughes Project in Mexborough this month and we recommend The Night of The Three Ian’s, expect world class poets that will inspire you with a mixture of poetry, story telling and humour.
Here’s who is on the line-up for Friday 24th of June…
7:00pm Ian Parks
Described by Chiron Review as ‘the finest love poet of his generation’, Parks was born in 1959 in Mexborough. The son of a miner, Parks grew up during the declining years of the industry – something which was to have a profound effect on his later work. He was made a Hawthornden Fellow in 1991 and was awarded a Travelling Fellowship to the USA in 1994, spending most of his year in New England. He has taught creative writing at the universities of Sheffield, Hull, Oxford and Leeds. Ian currently lives in Mexborough where he nurtures local aspiring talent through his creative writing group Read to Write.
8:00pm Ian Clayton
An acclaimed British writer and broadcaster, Clayton has edited and authored more than forty books and broadcast on TV and radio. He has run education workshops from infant schools to universities, working regularly with musicians on opera and music theatre projects. He has worked across Europe as well as China and the United States.
9:00pm Ian McMillan
Poet, journalist, playwright, and broadcaster. McMillan is known for his strong and distinctive Barnsley-area accent and his characteristic manner of speech. He lives in Darfield, the town of his birth. To Fold the Evening Star: New & Selected Poems was published this year and was a Poetry Book Society Recommendation.
Join us on Friday from 6.30pm at Mexborough business Centre aka Mexborough Grammar School.
This event is ticketed £6/£3
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