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In addition to the poet laureate reading from her collections, the evening will also include a performance from Wirral Grammar Schools’ String Quartet with Grace Blackwell, Aimee Rothwell and Richard Oscroft on violin, and Abi Ehrlich on cello.
Refreshments will be available from the cafe before the start from 6.30pm. The evening will be presented by John Curry from 7.30pm.
Tickets £12 and £8 for school students, available from Linghams Booksellers at
248 Telegraph Road, Heswall, CH60 7SG
or from the Williamson Art Gallery & Museum
Slatey Road, Birkenhead, CH43 4UE
Further information about Carol Ann Duffy
Her collections include Standing Female Nude (1985), winner of a Scottish Arts Council Award; Selling Manhattan(1987), which won a Somerset Maugham Award; Mean Time (1993), which won the Whitbread Poetry Award; and Rapture (2005), winner of the T. S. Eliot Prize. Her poems address issues such as oppression, gender, and violence in an accessible language that has made them popular in schools.