Patience Agbabi

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Launch event for our Writer in Residence

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Launch event for our Writer in Residence

We are delighted to welcome our 2018 writer in residence, Patience Agbabi, to begin her residency at the Brontë Parsonage Museum. Patience will read from and perform her work at this launch event which will set  the scene for what she plans to explore during 2018. 

Patience Agbabi is a sought after poet and performer, and her work has featured on radio and TV worldwide. She studied English Language and Literature at Oxford University, and is Fellow in Creative Writing at Oxford Brooke's University. In 2004 she was nominated one of the UK's Next Generation Poets.  She has published four collections, the latest of which Telling Tales (2014) - a vivid retelling of Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales for the 21st century - was shortlisted for the Ted Hughes Award for New Work in Poetry. 

Patience appeared at our Poetry at the Parsonage Festival in 2017 and we are excited to be working with her this year. 

The evening is the first in a series of events  co-produced with guest curator Melanie Abrahams, Creative Director of literature organisation Renaissance One. The series will see a range of writers engage with contemporary themes within Wuthering Heights, including independence, alienation and emancipation, through  a programme of walks, talks, salons and events.

Tickets £8/£6 concessions* (£2 for 16-25 year olds), and can be booked in advance at or by calling 01535 642323.

*In addition to Brontë Society members, concessions apply to the following groups:
Children, students and people over 65
People in receipt of Personal Independence Payment
People in receipt of a means-tested benefit
Please be prepared to provide proof of status. 
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