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The Professor Turton Lecture Series: Ian McMillan, 'Talking Myself Home'

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Parkgate Road Campus

University of Chester

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The Department of English, University of Chester, is pleased to announce that the tenth talk in the Professor Glyn Turton Lecture series will be delivered by one of Britain's most popular poets, Ian McMillan.

He has been described as ‘world-class – one of today’s greatest poetry performers’ (Carol Ann Duffy), ‘the Shirley Bassey of performance poetry’ (TES), and ‘inching towards the status of a National Treasure’ (Andy Kershaw).

Ian is author of over twenty books. His most recent publications include Talking Myself Home: My Life in Verses (2008), To Fold the Evening Star: New and Selected Poems (2016), Yorkshire Stridings (2016), Flat Caps and Mufflers: The Art of Being a Yorkshireman (2016), and Neither Nowt nor Summat: In Search of the Meaning of Yorkshire (2016). He has also written comedy for the radio and plays for the stage, and writes weekly columns for The Barnsley Chronicle and The Yorkshire Post.

He is presenter of BBC Radio 3’s popular programme The Verb and a regular guest on BBC Breakfast, Coast, Countryfile, Pointless Celebrities, Pick of the Week, Last Word, and BBC Proms Plus. He has been a castaway on Desert Island Discs.

Ian has performed his poetry in schools, theatres, arts centres, village halls, fields, and front rooms. He has judged numerous poetry competitions, is poet-in-residence for The Academy of Urbanism and Barnsley Football Club, and is Barnsley’s ‘Poet Laureate’.

He tweets @IMcMillan

His website is: http://www.uktouring.org.uk/ian-mcmillan/

From 5.30 p.m. there will be a stall selling a range of Ian’s books (cash & cards accepted). After the talk, Ian will be happy to sign copies of his work.

Free entry.

For more information about Armitage and the Turton Lecture series, go to: http://www.chester.ac.uk/departments/english/prof-glyn-turton-lecture

Places are limited, so booking is essential.

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IMPORTANT NOTE FOR SCHOOLS AND LARGE GROUPS. If your party comprises more than 10 people, it is essential that you contact the Department of English before booking. Please ring Claire or Lesley on (01244) 513152.

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