Award winning author and poet at Keele


Posted on 08 May 2012

Award winning author and poet, Lavinia Greenlaw, will be giving a reading of her poetry at Keele University on Monday 21 May, as part of the University’s Poetry Live! 2012 series.

Lavinia Greenlaw is Professor of Creative Writing at the University of East Anglia. She has published four collections of poetry, most recently, Minsk and The Casual Perfect. Her first novel, Mary George of Allnorthover, won France’s Prix du Premier Roman Etranger. A second novel, An Irresponsible Age, was followed by two non-fiction works: The Importance of Music to Girls and Questions of Travel: William Morris in Iceland. In 2011 she was commissioned by Artangel to produce a sound work, Audio Obscura, an exploration of the overheard, for Manchester International Festival and St Pancras station.

She was awarded a three-year NESTA fellowship in 2001 in order to pursue her interest in vision, travel and perception, and has held a number of residencies, including at the Science Museum and the Royal Society of Medicine. She has written libretti and song texts as well as drama and adaptations for BBC radio, and has made documentaries on the Arctic, the Baltic, Emily Dickinson and Elizabeth Bishop.

Poetry Live! readings take place in the Chancellor’s Building at 7pm. Tickets are £5 (concessions £2.50). For more details contact 01782 733856.