Poetry and History: An Evening with Writer in Residence Penny Boxall

8th August - 8th August 2017



7.30pm for 8pm

Penny Boxall reads a selection of her poetry and discusses the role that museums and libraries have played in providing inspiration, in her own work and that of others. How do we take ownership of the past? Should we? What stories do objects tell?

Penny Boxall’s poetry has appeared in The Sunday Times, The Rialto and Tate Etc. Ship of the Line is Penny’s debut collection of poetry, and follows a wonderful trajectory from a taxidermist’s to a beetle inside her grandfather’s ear. She won the 2016 Edwin Morgan Poetry Award.

Tickets are priced at £15 which includes a copy of Ship of the Line.

Food for Thought will be open for dinner, which must be booked in advance.

To book your place, please call 01244 532350 or email enquiries@gladlib.org.