Patience Agbabi: Telling Tales

A Literary Leicester event

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Nov 15, 2014
from 06:00 PM to 07:00 PM


Peter Williams Lecture Theatre

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Award-winning poet Patience Agbabi retells Chaucer’s The Canterbury Tales for the 21st century in her new book Telling Tales. Mining Chaucer’s Middle-English masterwork for its performance as well as its poetry and pilgrims, this boisterous and lyrical collection gives one of Britain’s most significant works of poetry thrilling new life.

Agbabi is the author of three collections, Bloodshot Monochrome, Transformatrix and  R.A.W. and she is a former Poet Laureate of Canterbury. Her poems have appeared on radio and TV around the world and she has toured widely with the British Council.

The event is part of the Telling Tales Tour in association with literature producers renaissance one .

A pilgrimage of punks, badasses, broken hearts, beat poets, silvertongued fixers, town criers, beauties, sinners. Jeanette Winterson


The liveliest versions of Chaucer you’re likely to read. Simon Armitage


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