Laureate to Laureate: Olive Senior & Simon Armitage

Tuesday 4 October 2022

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Join two acclaimed Poets Laureate, Jamaica’s Olive Senior and the UK’s Simon Armitage, for an extraordinary evening of literary excellence and conversation marking the launch of Out of Many Lit.

Olive Senior’s first collection of fiction, Summer Lightning and Other Stories, received widespread praise, winning the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize. The Caribbean remains central to her work and she is the prize-winning author of 17 books of fiction, poetry and non-fiction.

Simon Armitage is the recipient of numerous prizes and awards and has published over a dozen poetry collections, two novels and three non-fiction bestsellers.

Part of the Jamaica Society Leeds Out of Many Festival, made possible by the National Lottery Heritage Fund and Arts Council England.

Staged in collaboration with the British Library and the National Library of Jamaica, in partnership with the Howard Assembly Room and with the support of Leeds City Council.


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Laureate to Laureate: Olive Senior and Simon Armitage

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