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Date: Monday 4th June 2012
Sir Andrew Motion.
Readings from his new novel ‘Silver’, poetry collections ‘The Cinder Path’ and ‘Laurels and Donkeys’ and autobiography ‘In the Blood’.
Former poet laureate, Sir Andrew Motion introduces his new novel 'Silver' in the baroque surroundings of Launceston’s Victorian town hall. The sequel to the legendary Treasure Island features a cast of noble seamen, murderous pirates and tales of love, valour and terrible cruelty.
Andrew says, “Treasure Island is a book I have loved since childhood; it is a cornerstone of my reading and imagination. Excitement, mystery, intrigue, suspense, pathos and human sympathy: Stevenson combines all these things. I have tried to the same - in a story which honours the original genius , but at the same time sails its own course.”
One of the leading poets if his generation, Andrew will also read from his latest book of poems, 'The Cinder Path', shortlisted for the Ted Hughes Award for New Work in Poetry, and 'Laurels and Donkeys', about conflicts from 1914 to Afghanistan.
He will read from his acclaimed autobiography and answer questions from the audience.
Followed by book signing of Silver
“Motion is a beautiful lyricist, unpretentiously and precisely describing those things worth having even as he casts unsettling shadows across them” Robert Potts The Guardian
Licensed Bar and Refreshments available
Sponsored by Jericho's Brasserie
Tickets : £10.00
Photo credit : Johnny Ring
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Charles Causley Festival
The historic town of Launceston welcomes you to the myCornwall Charles Causley Festival.
Visit this beautiful corner of Britain in early June. Join us in celebrating the very best in the fields of literature and the performing arts.
Almost certainly Launceston’s most famous son, Charles Causley is recognised as one of the greatest poets the nation ever had.
With names like Sir Andrew Motion, Dr Alan Kent, Peter Edwards and Penelope Shuttle appearing at the festival his genius inspires, the cream of the country’s writing talent will again be in Charles Causley’s home town this summer.
Concessions = Over60s, Under16s