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Laureate To Laureate

Poet Laureate of Jamaica, Olive Senior, photo: Alex Rice. UK Poet Laureate, Simon Armitage, photo: Peter James Millson.

4th October


The Howard Assembly Room
32 New Briggate,

Join two acclaimed Poets Laureate, Jamaica’s Olive Senior and the UK’s Simon Armitage, for an extraordinary evening of literary excellence and conversation marking the launch of Out of Many Lit.

Olive Senior’s first collection of fiction, Summer Lightning and Other Stories, received widespread praise, winning the Commonwealth Writers Prize. The Caribbean remains central to her work and she is the prize-winning author of 17 books of fiction, poetry and non-fiction.

Simon Armitage is the recipient of numerous prizes and awards and has published over a dozen poetry collections, two novels and three non-fiction bestsellers.

Tickets: £10

On sale from 9am on Friday, 27th May at

Staged in collaboration with the British Library and the National Library of Jamaica, in partnership with the Howard Assembly Room and with the support of Leeds City Council.