Roger Mcgough – the author of over a hundred books of poetry for adults and children – brings an exuberant new collection of poems called joinedupwriting, which ranges from forgotten friendships and the idiosyncrasies of family life to the trauma of war and contemporary global politics. These poems explore the human experience in all its shades of light and dark but always with McGough’s signature wit, irreverence and vivacity. This is the nation’s favourite poet at his finest. Recently, Meghan Markle chose Roger’s poem VOW to read at a wedding in Rome over the weekend.
Roger will be supported in the first part of the event by Olympic composer Luke Carver Goss, who will present a hilarious night of words, music & breath-taking comedy, featuring songs, stories and a musical created out of thin air! Bard of Barnsley, Ian McMillan, who is Poet-in-Residence for Barnsley FC and a regular on BBC Breakfast, will also be in attendance.
Image: Nick Wright
This event forms part of the St George’s Hall Charitable Trust programme. To find out more about the Trust, please visit here: www.stgeorgeshallliverpool.co.uk/about/charitable-trust.