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Shore to Shore Poetry Tour from Picador

Posted on March 22, 2016 by Emily Tate | 0 comments

Well that title is a bit of a tongue-twister!

To celebrate the 10th anniversary of Independent Bookshop Week (18th - 25th June 2016) Picador will be running a 14 day poetry tour with bookshops around the UK, and tickets go on sale today!

Running from 19th June - 2nd July, poets will be coming to a independent bookshop near you, including Carol Ann Duffy, Jackie Kay, Imtiaz Dharker and Gillian Clarke.


"When  I  approached  my  publisher  Picador  with  the  idea  of  touring nationwide  with  a  group  of  fellow  poets,  working  in  collaboration  with independent bookshops, I was delighted by their enthusiastic response and that of the Booksellers Association," Duffy said. "It is my belief that there is not a writer nor a reader in the land who is not passionate about independent, local bookshops; Shore to Shore will celebrate both our national art form and our wonderful  independent  bookshops,  so  often  the  cultural  heartbeat  of  their  local  communities."

Click here for more information and tickets.

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