Writers Make Worlds - Patience Agbabi

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Patience Agbabi in conversation with Elleke Boehmer and Marion Turner

17:15 – 20:15 on Thursday, 5 December 2019

Lecture Theatre 2, St Cross Building, Manor Road, Oxford


A Writers Make Worlds presentation by renowned British poet, Patience Agbabi. In association with TORCH.

On 5 December 2019 Patience Agbabi will be in conversation and read from her Cholmondeley prizewinning work, in conversation with Elleke Boehmer and Marion Turner. Agbabi studied English Language and Literature at Oxford University, and is a former Poet Laureate of Canterbury. The author of four books, her latest, Telling Tales (Canongate, 2014), is a vivid retelling of Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales for the 21st century and was shortlisted for the Ted Hughes Prize for New Work in Poetry 2014 and Wales Book of the Year 2015. Patience Agbabi was the top nomination as visiting writer in a Writers Make Worlds 2019 survey, and the project is delighted to host her as our keynote presentation this term.


The event will be held in Lecture Theatre 2 in the English Faculty. To register, please visit the eventbrite page.

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