Title: Poetry and Illness at the York Festival of Ideas
Location: Heslington, York, UK
Description: Nationally renowned poets Simon Armitage, Gillian Clarke, and Blake Morrison are joined together on stage for a unique event to consider the relationship between poetry and ill-health. Chronic illness affects almost everyone at some point in their lives. The language we use, how we talk, think and write about our experience, matters.
Chaired by Simon Denegri with contributions from Peter Sansom, this will be a fascinating evening of readings and discussion about the expression of one of the most common forms of human experience.
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Date: June 19, 2014