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Philip Gross: ‘Poems for Children’


Philip Gross: ‘Poems for Children’

Date:                 Saturday 3rd June

Time:                 2.00 pm (duration 1 hour maximum)

Venue:              Guildhall (in Launceston Town Hall: Festival venues map  no. 3)

Ticket price: £5.00 (accompanying adults are free of charge); joint ticket with Murray Lachlan Young’s children’s show , at noon: £8.00

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In this morning session, Philip Gross will be reading some of his children’s poems.

Inspired early on by the poems of Charles Causley, Philip Gross writes a children’s poetry that trusts its young readers with big questions and deep feelings – a feast of words that lasts through many readings, across many ages, and both entertains and makes you think. Most of all, it makes you want to join in and to write, yourself.

Philip is a poet who won the T.S.Eliot Prize in 2009, and is Professor of Creative Writing at the University of South Wales. His website is:  .

Please note that Philip will also be giving a reading of his poems for adults  at 2.00pm on the same day, in the Guildhall.


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