Poet Laureate in library dash for World Poetry Day

Mark Niel : Library dash
Mark Niel : Library dash

It is World Poetry Day on Thursday, and few people will be as busy as our Poet Laureate Mark Niel, who will celebrate the event by visiting all nine libraries in Milton Keynes!

Mark will also use the event to launch his first compilation, Somewhere South of Normal.

“The idea is to read at each library for 15 minutes or so, then chat with people before heading to the next reading,” Mark said.

“The support from the Library Service has been great and we’ve organised a couple of poetry reading sessions before in CMK and at Woburn Sands.

“I hope we can do more in the future as our library service do a fantastic job of keeping libraries at the heart of our communities.”

Here’s where, and when to catch Mark on Thursday:

9.30am - Newport Pagnell Library

10.30am - Olney Library

11.30am Wolverton Library

12.30pm - Stony Stratford Library

1.30pm - Westcroft Library

2.30pm - Kingston Library

3.30pm Woburn Sands Library

4.30pm - Bletchley Library

6.30pm - CMK Library

Entry to all events is free