Michael Symmons Roberts

Michael Symmons Roberts was born in Preston, Lancashire in 1963. He has published six collections of poetry and received a number of accolades including the Forward Prize, the Costa Poetry Award and the Whitbread Poetry Prize. As a librettist, his work has been performed in concert halls and opera houses around the world. An award-winning broadcaster and dramatist, he has published two novels, two works of non-fiction with Paul Farley and is Professor of Poetry at Manchester Metropolitan University. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature.

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Poetry Centre Stage »

A double bill of poetry for Thursday evening
20:00 Reading – Ester Naomi Perquin
21:00 Reading – Michael Symmons Roberts

Thu 8 March | 20:00 - 22:00 | £9.75/£8.00 | The Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, Auditorium

Festival Launch Extravaganza »

A sneak peek at some of the highlights of StAnza 2018

Wed 7 March | 18:30 - 20:45 | FREE | The Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, Auditorium

The TheoArtistry Festival »

A two-day symposium featuring collaboration between theologians, composers and poets

Mon 5 March - Tue 6 March | 08:45 - 21:00 | FREE | The Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, Auditorium