Saturday 16 March 2019, 6.30-7.30pm
King's College School, Wimbledon (New Concert Hall)
£22.50 (under 19s £15)
Prepare for a wonderful evening with this legendary Mersey Beat Poet and true original.
‘The patron saint of poetry’ Carol Ann Duffy
Roger McGough is a folk hero and one of Britain’s best-loved poets. One-time popstar with the Liverpool band The Scaffold, contemporary of The Beatles and rooted in Merseybeat poetry, Roger is the author of over seventy books of poetry and editor of numerous anthologies.
His exuberant new collection joinedupwriting ranges from forgotten friendships and the idiosyncrasies of family life to the trauma of war and contemporary global politics. These poems explore the human experience in all its shades of light and dark but always with McGough's signature wit, irreverence and vivacity.
President of the Poetry Society and Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, Roger has been honoured with a CBE for services to literature and the Freedom of the City of Liverpool. He also hosts the long-running BBC 4 Programme Poetry Please.
Roger will read his poetry and will be in conversation with the writer and Wimbledon BookFest Paatron, David Wood OBE.
Books will be on sale and the event will be followed by a book signing.