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Workshop: with Andrew McMillan 

Sat 27 Apr, 3:00 pm5:00 pm

About the event

A chance to take part in a workshop taught by multi-award-winning poet Andrew McMillan. Exercises will be inspired by the anthology that he curated with Mary Jean Chan, 100 Queer Poems – a rich and diverse celebration of thrilling contemporary voices and visionary poets of the past, from WH Auden to Carol Ann Duffy to Ocean Vuong and Kae Tempest. 

 With a thematic arrangement ranging across relationships and families, the urban and natural world, and queer histories and futures, there is a great sense of kinship running through the poems. 

 Andrew McMillan will also be reading from his new novel Pity at the Polari LGBTQ+ literary salon later the same day. See our What’s On page for details. 


Andrew McMillan’s multi-award-winning debut collection physical is the only poetry collection to win The Guardian First Book Award. His second collection playtime (2018) won the inaugural Polari Prize, followed by a third collection pandemonium (2021) and 100 Queer Poems (2022), an acclaimed anthology he edited with Mary Jean Chan. His debut novel Pity (2024) spans three generations of a South Yorkshire mining family. He is Professor of Contemporary Writing at the Manchester Writing School at Manchester Metropolitan University and is a fellow of the Royal Society of Literature.   


Access and Covid safety measures: if you have specific access needs or queries and/or prefer to be seated away from other audience members as a Covid safety measure, please contact our Admin at: [email protected] with your request.  


Date: Saturday 27 April 

Time: 3pm-5pm 

Venue: TEN, Lawrence Batley Theatre, Queen Street HD1 2SP 

Tickets: £12 (£5 conc)  

Age Guidance: 16+ 

Access Guide: https://www.accessable.co.uk/huddersfield-literature-festival/access-guides/lawrence-batley-theatre  

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Sat 27 Apr
3:00 pm–5:00 pm
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Lawrence Batley Theatre
Lawrence Batley Theatre, Queen Street
Huddersfield, HD1 2SP United Kingdom
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