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Public poetry reading by Lavinia Greenlaw

Published: 2 November 2010
Lavinia Greenlaw

Students on the Creative Writing MA enjoyed a masterclass from one of Britain's finest poets on Tuesday 2 November 2011.

Lavinia Greenlaw, also an acclaimed novelist, librettist and broadcaster finished her visit to Southampton with a public poetry reading.

Winner of the Forward prize for poetry, and shortlisted for the T S Eliot Prize and the Whitbred prize, Lavinia is currently Professor of Creative Writing at UEA, and author of three collections of poetry and two novels. Her most recent work, a prose memoir entitled The Importance of Music to Girls (2008, Faber) has been described as 'the loveliest hymn to St Cecilia that this century has yet produced.' She has now been made a Visiting Fellow in Creative Writing at Southampton.

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