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Living Writers presents Sir Andrew Motion. The program is free and open to everyone.

Born in London and raised in Stisted, Essex, Andrew Motion is the author of many books of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction. His poetry collections include Essex Clay, Randomly Moving Particles, Coming in to Land: Selected Poems 1975-2015, The Customs House, The Cinder Path, and Public Property. He has written biographies of Thomas Wainewright, Philip Larkin, and John Keats. Among his novels are The Invention of Dr. Cake and Silver: Return to Treasure Island, and he has also written a critically acclaimed memoir, In the Blood. From 1999-2009, he served as poet laureate of the UK, and in 2015, he moved to Baltimore, becoming the Homewood Professor of the Arts at Johns Hopkins University.

Co-sponsored by the Guest Poets Series.

If you cannot join us in person and would like to attend via Zoom, registration is required. Register for Living Writers 10/20

Living Writers is hosted by the English Department with generous support from the Olive B. O'Connor Fund and the Offices of the Dean of the Faculty and the President.  A signature program of Colgate University since 1980, Living Writers is a master class in how works of literature come to be. 

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