Brian Patten

Brian Patten reading Lincoln Book Festival

Brian Patten

Friday, May 13, 2011 - 20:00

St Nicholas, Newport, Lincoln Lincolnshire LN1 3DY

About the event

The Ghosts on the Wall - Brian Patten explores his past and its many ghosts through poetry and a vivid memoir he is currently writing. He reads from his own work and also includes poems by some of the great figures with whom he has read – Pablo Neruda, Stevie Smith, Laurie Lee, Allen Ginsberg and Robert Lowell – and talks about their influences on him as a young writer making his way. Tickets: £12.50. For more information visit: or call: 01522 873894.

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