The Brontë Lounge with Patience Agbabi

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'Emily's Papers'

'Emily's Papers'

NB: We are aware of a technical issue with our website booking process and apologise for any inconvenience this may cause. While our web team investigate the issue, we are selling tickets for this zoom event via Art Tickets.  Please read the information below and then head to to complete your booking and pay.  The link to the event will be emailed to you by 6pm on Thursday 17 September. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

We are delighted to welcome poet and novelist Patience Agbabi to the Brontë Lounge. Patience was our writer in residence during the bicentenary of Emily Brontë in 2018, during which time she wrote Emily’s Papers, a collection of new poems in response to the author of Wuthering Heights.

Patience is one of the UK’s most prominent poets, she has published four collections and her work has featured on radio and TV worldwide.  Her poem ‘The Refugee’s Tale’ appeared in The Refugee Tales (Comma Press, 2016) when she participated in a reverse pilgrimage walk from Canterbury to London to raise awareness of asylum seekers’ issues. Her debut novel, The Infinite, (Canongate, 2020), an eco-thriller for 8-12 year olds, was published in April.

In this live event, Patience will share what she discovered about Emily during her residency at the Parsonage and read some of the poems from Emily’s Papers.  Our host Helen Meller will lead the questions, but interaction via the chat box is positively encouraged!

Tickets cost £5 and the event will start at 7.30pm UK time (GMT+1) 
This event will take place via zoom.  It is a live event and will not be recorded. 

Full joining instructions will be issued by email once you have made your booking. 

The Brontë Society is a registered charity and this event is a fundraiser for the Brontë Parsonage Museum.  All proceeds from this event will help us to maintain the museum at this challenging time. 

Thank you very much for your support. 
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