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Andrew McMillan: playtime

  • Wed, 10 Oct 2018
  • 6.30 PM - 7.00 PM
  • Tickets: £4/£3

Andrew McMillan’s award-winning poetry has been praised for its power and conciseness. His humane and vital poems are confessions, both in the spiritual and personal sense; they tell us stories that some of us, perhaps, have never found the courage to read before. 

For the Liverpool launch of his new compilation playtime he presents intimate, sometimes painfully frank poems that take us back to childhood and early adolescence and explore how we grow into our sexual selves and adult identities.

Manchester based Poet Andrew McMillan will read from his second collection 'Playtime'. He will be in conversation with Liverpool based poet and Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing at Liverpool John Moores University Helen Tookey

"An exciting force in contemporary poetry" Poetry Book Society

"playtime’s meat and drink is the candid memoir poem, told with courage, invention and charm." - The Times

To learn more about Andrew McMillan visit:

Wed 10 Oct/ 6:30pm - 8pm

Tickets £4/£3

Andrew McMillan was born in South Yorkshire in 1988; his debut collection physical was the first ever poetry collection to win The Guardian First Book Award. The collection also won the Fenton Aldeburgh First Collection Prize, a Somerset Maugham Award (2016), an Eric Gregory Award (2016) and a Northern Writers' award (2014). His second collection, playtime, was published by Jonathan Cape in 2018. He is senior lecturer at the Manchester Writing School at MMU and lives in Manchester.  

Image credit: Urszula Soltys

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