Manchester Literature Festival 2014: Patience Agbabi - Telling Tales
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- Spoken Word
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Award-winning poet Patience Agbabi retells Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales for the 21st century in her new book Telling Tales. Mining Chaucer's Middle-English masterwork for its performance as well as its poetry and pilgrims, this boisterous and lyrical collection gives one of Britain's most significant works of poetry thrilling new life.
Agbabi is the author of three collections, Bloodshot Monochrome, Transformatrix and R.A.W., and she is a former Poet Laureate of Canterbury. A dynamic live performer, she has toured widely with the British Council and her poems have appeared on radio and TV around the world. This event is part of the Telling Tales Tour produced by Renaissance One.
'A pilgrimage of punks, badasses, broken hearts, beat poets, silver-tongued fixers, town criers, beauties, sinners. A jostle of life... A poem on wheels. Inventive, risky, serious and fun.' Jeanette Winterson
- Suitable for over 16s.
- Produced by Renaissance One.
Part of Manchester Literature Festival 2014
- This performance is part of Manchester Literature Festival 2014, celebrating the best contemporary writing from across the world, from 6-19 October 2014.