Master’s opinion of poet

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FORMER poet laureate Sir Andrew Motion will give A Poet’s View of a Poet at a John Clare Literary Dinner at Clare Cottage, Helpston on Thursday, November 10, at 7.30pm.

Sir Andrew, currently Professor of Creative Writing at Royal Holloway, University of London, was knighted for his services to literature in 2009.

He will talk about our local poet and give readings of Clare’s work and his own. Tickets at £65 include a three-course meal with drinks and entertainment.

A Literary Festival on October 8 will include the recent poetry competition finalists reading out their entries.

More details from Sara Blair-Manning on 01733 253330.