Daljit Nagra at First Light Festival

Saturday 22 June
15.15 - 16.15
FREE - no booking required

In partnership with National Centre for Writing, First Light will welcome poet and radio presenter Daljit Nagra.

First Light Festival and National Centre for Writing welcome Daljit Nagra for an afternoon of poetry, performance and discussion about his life and work. His poetry is witty, culturally alert and he is an engaging performer.

Daljit is Professor of Creative Writing at Brunel University, Chair of the Royal Society of Literature, Council of Society of Authors, a PBS New Generation Poet. His four poetry collections, all with Faber & Faber, have won the Forward Prize for Best Individual Poem and Best First Book, the South Bank Show Decibel Award and the Cholmondeley Award, and been shortlisted for the Costa Prize and twice for the TS Eliot Prize. The inaugural Poet-in-Residence for Radio 4 & 4 Extra, he presents the weekly Poetry Extra.

At First Light, he’ll be in conversation with our Chief Executive Peggy Hughes, followed by a special poetry performance.


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