Welsh National Poet giving free reading in St Albans

Gillian Clarke.

Gillian Clarke. - Credit: Archant

Welsh national poet Gillian Clarke will be presenting a free poetry reading in St Albans this month.

Gillian will be reading her poems to Year 11 girls from St Albans High School for Girls at St Peter’s Church, from 11.45am-12.45pm on March 16, and the event is open to anyone interested in coming along.

The STAHS students are studying a selection of Gillian’s work for their IGCSE English Literature course, and she will focus on these poems, discuss her inspirations and writing processes and take questions from the audience. The event will also be suitable for interested A Level students or younger pupils who are particularly enthusiastic about poetry.

An accomplished poet, playwright, editor, broadcaster, lecturer and translator, Gillian has published numerous collections of poetry for adults and children, as well as dramatic commissions and numerous articles in a wide range of publications. She became the third National Poet of Wales in 2008.

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