Colpitts Poetry Spring Reading (12th April)

After a couple of years' hiatus, Durham's longest-running poetry night is back with two local award-winning writers, SJ Litherland and Diane Cockburn, and music by Ian McKone. All welcome to Alington House on 12th April from 19.30. Entry £6 / £4 concessions. S.J. Litherland's seventh collection, Composition in White (Smokestack), traces the red threads running... Continue Reading →

Colpitts Poetry: Mark Ford and Gareth Reeves (26th January)

Join Colpitts Poetry for the next free reading of the year, with the excellent Mark Ford and Gareth Reeves. All welcome to St Chad's College Chapel at 19.00 on 26th January. Mark Ford has published three collections of poetry: Landlocked (Chatto & Windus, 1992), Soft Sift (Faber, 2001) and Six Children (Faber, 2011). His Selected... Continue Reading →

Scottish Masters: Don Paterson and Kathleen Jamie (Poetry reading, 11th December)

For its final reading of the year, Colpitts Poetry brings back to Durham two familiar faces: Don Paterson was Book Festival Laureate in 2011, while Kathleen Jamie has worked alongside various institutions around Durham, including the Centre for Medical Humanities. Doors open at 20.00 on 11th December, at Palace Green Library, Durham. Don Paterson’s new collection, 40 Sonnets (Faber and... Continue Reading →

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