For Books’ Sake Presents: Women Poets at the Poetry Library

5th Jan 2011

For Books' Sake Presents

If you live in London, scribble Monday 17th January in your diary this instant, because this is one event you won’t want to miss. Following the success of our literary events at Ladyfest Ten, we couldn’t resist organising other.

This time, we’ve teamed up with the Poetry Library. Housed within the Southbank Centre, it’s the most comprehensive collection of modern poetry in the UK, and we’re giving you the exclusive opportunity for a guided tour and a snoop around.

Among its treasures are the book collection of Valentine Ackland, donated by her partner Sylvia Townsend Warner, as well as pamphlets, magazines, recordings, and press cuttings on the many women poets writing in the twentieth century and today.

From 6.30pm, we’ll be convening in the Poetry Library, where we’ll learn about the collection and some of the women poets featured in it. Then we’ll have a chance to explore the library’s archives, and at the end we’ll all assemble once more to share any gems that we’ve found during the evening.

Sound good to you? This exclusive shindig is totally free, but we’ve only got a limited number of spaces available. So, if you want to come, all you need to do is email us to reserve your space.

And if you’d like to join the library on the day, please bring a proof of address such as a recent utilities bill, bank statement, or driver’s licence. See you there!

Jane Bradley