Roger McGough - extra event

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Nov 16, 2013
from 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM


Peter Williams Lecture Theatre, Fielding Johnson Building South Wing

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0116 252 2320

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Ticketed event - please book your free tickets in advance.

Followed by a signing session

Suitable for children aged 7-12

The Letterbox Club, Booktrust and Literary Leicester welcome Roger McGough, reading from his new witty and wicked collection of poems for children, An Imaginary Menagerie.

Roger McGough, ‘a trickster you can trust’, is one of Britain’s best-loved poets for both adults and children. Much travelled and translated, his poetry has gained increasing popularity, especially from its widespread use in schools. A prolific writer, he is twice winner of the Signal Award for best children’s poetry book and recipient of the Cholmondeley Award. His latest poetry book is That Awkward Age (Penguin) and, for children, The Imaginary Menagerie (Frances Lincoln) with illustrations by the author.

"Classic Roger McGough... Kids love these poems." - Guardian

Please note that this event is not listed in the Literary Leicester printed/PDF programme.

Booktrust is a reading and writing charity that changes lives through books. With money from central and local government, and the support of publishers, Booktrust gives millions of books to children, run prizes and offer advice to readers and writers.

The Letterbox Club is an award winning programme managed by Booktrust, in partnership with the University of Leicester, which aims to provide enjoyable educational support for looked-after children aged 7-13.

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Authors who have visited Literary Leicester include: Lauren Child, Louis de Bernières, Colin Dexter, Carol Ann Duffy, Michael Frayn, Amitav Ghosh, Germain Greer, Linton Kwesi Johnon, Penelope Lively, David Lodge, Roger McGough, Will Self, Colm Tóibín, Sue Townsend, Fay Weldon and Jaqueline Wilson

"A serious gathering, seriously run, with a seriously cosmopolitan audience... Even I enjoyed it..." Will Self

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