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Wednesday, 10 August 2011 (3017607)
Roger McGough to perform at Crosby Civic Hall
by Natasha Young


POET Roger McGough will perform at Crosby Civic Hall next month, in an evening to amaze and delight.

The Liverpool writer's appearance will mark the start of the fifth annual Sefton Celebrates Writing Festival, and he will be reading from his recent populatr collection, That Awkward Age, as well as trying out new and unpublished poems on an innocent and unsuspecting public. Rhyming couplets, dashing sonnets & ever-perceptive playfulness make this a must-not-miss.

Roger was awarded an O. B. E. for services to poetry in 1997 and more recently a C. B. E; he was recently honoured with the Freedom of the City of Liverpool.

Much travelled and translated, his poetry has gained increasing popularity, especially from its widespread use in schools. A prolific writer, he is twice winner of the Signal Award for best children’s poetry book and recipient of the Cholmondeley Award.

Ahead of the September 15 event, he said: “For me, visiting Sefton is not like stepping back in time, after all, I was born and brought up there, but rather looking to a future that encompasses an exciting, and not too distant past.”

Starting at 7.30pm, tickets are on sale now by logging on to www.seftonarts.co.uk or calling 0151 928 1919.






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