Friday 4th November 2016 at 18:30
L022 Lecture Theatre, University of Reading, London Road Campus,Reading, RG1 5AQ
Tickets: FREE but you do need to book. BOOK HERE
Critically acclaimed poet Alice Oswald will deliver the annual Gerald Finzi Memorial Lecture and give a reading of her poetry.
After the lecture there will be a drinks reception in the Museum of English and Rural Life
This annual lecture was established in memory of the composer Gerald Finzi (1911-56), who lived in Newbury and had a close connection with Reading. His extensive collection of English literature is now held in the University’s archive.
Alice Oswald studied classics at Oxford and then trained as a gardener. Her collections include Dart, which won the 2002 T.S. Eliot Prize, Woods etc. (Geoffrey Faber Memorial Prize), A Sleepwalk on the Severn (Hawthornden Prize), Weeds and Wildflowers (Ted Hughes Award) and, most recently, Memorial, which won the 2013 Warwick Prize for Writing. In 2009 she won a Cholmondeley award for her contribution to poetry. Her new collection, Falling Awake, was published by Cape Poetry in July 2016, and was shortlisted for the Forward Prize for Best Collection. She is married with three children and lives in Devon.
(Image: Kate Mount)