Saturday 15 September 2012, 7.30pm. £7 entry
Sean O’Brien is a poet, playwright, novelist and broadcaster. He has won the Eric Gregory and a Cholmondeley Award. His poetry collection The Drowned Book won the T. S. Eliot Prize. Ghost Train, Downriver and The Drowned Book all won the Forward Poetry Prize (Best Poetry Collection of the Year), making Sean O'Brien the only poet to have won this prize more than once. His most recent collection, November was shortlisted for both the T. S. Eliot Prize and the Forward Poetry Prize for Best Poetry Collection of the Year. He is professor of Creative Writing at Newcastle University, and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature.