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Sunday 6th May C A S T L E

2.45-3.45pm £12

Adult Day


Daljit Nagra with Emma Harding Poetry: British Museum We are delighted to welcome Radio 4’s poet-in-residence Daljit Nagra and BBC poetry producer Emma Harding. They will discuss British Museum, Daljit’s third collection of poems, which is a series of meditations and reflections upon our heritage, our legacy, and the institutions that define them: the BBC, Hadrian’s Wall, the Sikh gurdwaras of our towns, and the British Museum of the title poem. Daljit Nagra is an award-winning poet, teaches at Brunel University London and is currently Poet-in-Residence at BBC Radio 4 and 4 Extra. Emma Harding is a producer of poetry at BBC Radio 4. Sponsored by Sevenoaks Bookshop

4.00-5.00pm £12

Sam Leith Write to the Point: How to be Clear, Correct and Persuasive on the Page Join Sam Leith for some inspired guidance in the art of Persuasive Writing. He will show how to express yourself fully to maximise your chances of getting your way in every situation. From work reports to Valentine cards, and from emails of condolence to tweets of complaint, he will reveal the secrets to successful communication, eloquence and off- and online etiquette. Getting these things right - or wrong - can be life-changing. Sam Leith is literary editor at the Spectator, and writes for the Financial Times, the Evening Standard, Prospect, the Guardian, The Times and TLS. He is author of Write to the Point and has served as a judge on the Man Booker and Desmond Elliott prizes. Sponsored by Slightly Foxed


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