I've mentioned it before, but now Polyverse Poetry Festival has secured the new Poet Laureate, Carol Ann Duffy, for a reading, question-and-answer session, and book signing session on the evening of Saturday, July 25th.
The festival (which runs July 24th-26th) takes place at Loughborough University, and will also feature critically-acclaimed drama, readings by a large number of published poets, free workshops, and book signings, plus the opportunity to talk to publishers and editors.
I'll be reading (date and time to be confirmed), and I'm also running a workshop on Poetry and Place between 2pm and 4pm on the Sunday (26th).
Tickets are now on sale - £20 covers the whole festival, including all events and a workshop. Alternatively, you can buy a £10 ticket for Carol Ann Duffy and the Dreams of May show - both are included in the price.
All ticket enquiries should go to Helen Relf, on 01509 222 967, between 9am-5pm, or by e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org