Using the alphabet as a compass, Poet Laureate Simon Armitage will give readings across the UK each spring this decade to celebrate the library as one of the great and necessary institutions.
Would you like the Poet Laureate Simon Armitage to give a free reading in your library in March next year? Do you have a library branch in your service where the name or location starts with the letter ‘H’, ‘I’, ‘J’ or ‘K’?

If the answer is YES, please head to

Submission window for invitations: July 1 – August 14

H to K Libraries Tour dates: March 8-15, 2024
Not sure when your library might qualify during the decade-long Tour? You’re welcome to check the alphabet compass at the bottom of the webpage given above.

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