Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy to visit Colne in March

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POPULAR Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy is coming to Colne for World Book Day.

The critically and commercially successful author will be at Colne Library on March 7th, from 7-30pm.

The joint event with Time to Read will see the poet reading her own poems, including “The Lancashire Witches” — the poem commissioned by Lancashire arts organisation Green Close, to mark the 400th anniversary of the 1612 Lancashire Witch

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There will also be a reading of “The Bees”, which was chosen as part of the North West “Poetry Places” promotion.

The poetry will be performed in bite-size chunks and will be punctuated by musical interludes from versatile musician John Sampson.

A library spokesman said: “We hope you will come along to discover that libraries really are the perfect place for poetry.”

Carol Ann Duffy has achieved success not only as a poet, but also as a playwright, a librettist and a freelance writer.

She is an editor of poetry collections, and has most recently edited “Jubilee Lines: 60 poets for 60 years”

She also writes and edits collections for children such as “101 poems for children: a Laureate’s choice”.

Tickets are priced at £5 each or £40 for a group of 10. Ring 01282 871155 for more information,