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Poet in Residence Reading: David Tait

Dove Cottage Tea Rooms

30 March 2017
12.00 - 1.00pm

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In 2015 Tony Harrison, Winner of the David Cohen Prize for Literature, nominated the Wordsworth Trust to receive the Clarissa Luard Award.  This award, funded by Arts Council England, is given annually to a writer under the age of 35 or an organisation that supports young writers.  The Wordsworth Trust has chosen to use the Award to fund a series of month-long residencies between November 2016 and March 2017.  The third poet is David Tait. 

Dove Cottage Poets are delighted to be hosting a special poetry reading and lunch with David on Thursday 30 March at Dove Cottage Tea Rooms.  David and some of the Dove Cottage Poets will read their own work for an hour and then enjoy an informal lunch together with their audience.  All are welcome to join them. 

David’s first collection Self-Portrait with The Happiness (Smith|Doorstop) was shortlisted for the Fenton Aldeburgh First Collection Prize and received an Eric Gregory Award from The Society of Authors. His latest pamphlet, Three Dragon Day, was named a winner in the Poetry Business Pamphlet Competition judged by Billy Collins and shortlisted for The Michael Marks Award. David lives in Nanjing, China, where he works as a teacher. He plans to use his time in Grasmere to continue working towards his second collection and to engage with Wordsworth's Grasmere as a place of respite.


Cost: free (lunch not included)

Please contact us if you plan to attend so that we can ensure you will have a seat. Refreshments are to be ordered individually at the counter.



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