About the session
Come and be entertained by Roger McGough, 'a trickster you can trust', who is one of Britain's best-loved poets for both adults and children. Roger reads poems old and new and just sprung from the poetry box and talks about his writing life, the city of Liverpool and the state of hope in which he lives year-round.
About the speaker
Roger McGough was awarded an OBE for services to poetry in 1997 and a CBE in 2004. With Adrian Henri and Brian Patten, he was honoured with the Freedom of the City of Liverpool. He is currently touring with his new poetry collection, As Far As I Know (Penguin). Following the success of his recent adaptations of Tartuffe and The Hypochondriac, his new Molière is on tour with English Touring Theatre. He is the long-standing presenter of BBC Radio 4's Poetry Please and was recently elected President of the Poetry Society. He occasionally plays the voice of the book in The Entertainment Company's production of The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy. Roger McGough is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, Honorary Fellow of Liverpool John Moores University and an Honorary Professor at Thames Valley University. He has an MA from the University of Northampton and D.Litts from the Open University as well as the universities of Hull, Liverpool and Roehampton.