Norwich Playhouse hosts an evening with Andrew Motion and Les Murray. Photo: Cameron Self.

On Tuesday 18th May, The Rialto will take part in an event in Partnership with Writer’s Centre Norwich, as part of the Norfolk and Norwich festival (NNF2010), to be held at the playhouse on St George’s Street in Norwich which will help to celebrate it’s 25th anniversary.

Come along and enjoy a poetry event where you can witness the meeting of not one, but two illustrious poets from opposite ends of the globe – Australian poet Les Murray, and former Poet Laureate Andrew Motion. This is a rare chance for you to hear poets whose work is accessible, passionate and speaks to the heart.

Australian poet Les Murray is one of the world’s greatest living writers and is a holder of the Queen’s Gold Medal for Poetry. Poet, memoirist, biographer and former UEA Creative Writing Professor Andrew Motion transformed the role of Poet Laureate before handing over to Carol Ann Duffy last year.

You’ll be helping Murray and Motion celebrate 25 years of The Rialto Poetry Magazine. They will be introduced by Michael Mackmin, the editor and one of the founders of The Rialto. With readings, discussion and questions from the floor, the evening will leave you feeling enlightened and entertained – and proud of Norfolk’s contribution to the international poetry stage.

This event is part of the Norfolk and Norwich Festival.

Tuesday 18th May, 7:30pm – 9pm, Norwich Playhouse, Tickets: £10, U25s: £5