Debjani Chatterjee, Royal Literary Fund Fellow and Writer in Residence at York St John University will be reading poetry from her latest collection Words Spit & Splinter.
Dr Debjani Chatterjee, MBE, completes the final year of her Royal Literary Fund Fellowship this May. To celebrate her time at York St John University, Debjani will be reading poetry from her collection entitled Words Spit & Splinter, just-published, and her earlier Namaskar: New & Selected Poems.
'A poet full of wit and charm' (Andrew Motion) and 'a voice of rare originality' (David Morley), Debjani is one of Britain's best-known Asian poets. With over 50 books, she is also a prose writer, editor, literary translator and children's writer. A former Chair of the National Association of Writers in Education and the Arts Council of England's Translations Panel, she is a Patron of Survivors' Poetry, Co-Chair of the charity Hyphen 21... and active in literary, inter-faith, community and cancer groups. Her many honours include an honorary doctorate from Sheffield Hallam University and an MBE for services to Literature.
Friday 15 May 2009, 12.30pm
York St John University
This lecture is free of charge and open to everyone. To book a ticket please contact the Marketing Office on T: 01904 876503 or E: firstname.lastname@example.org.