Hardy Today Poetry Jamie McKendrick and Virginia Astley

Unfortunately Tom Paulin has had to withdraw from the festival but in his place we are honoured to have the highly acclaimed prize winning poet Jamie McKendrick, who will be discussing Hardy's influence on his work and reading his poems in conversation with Writer-In-Residence at Hardy's Cottage Virginia Astley and Dr Tony Fincham.

Janet Gleeson: 25th Aug 2017 12:35:00

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