Sir Andrew Motion

The Writing Seminars will be welcoming Chaffee Visiting Writer Sir Andrew Motion to campus next Tuesday (2/11). Motion is Professor of Creative Writing at Royal Holloway, University of London. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and lives in London. He was knighted for his services to literature in 2009. Sir Andrew is a council member of the Advertising Standards Authority and, since last July, Chairman of the Museums, Libraries & Archives Council. Motion was Poet Laureate from 1999 until 2009.

His new collection of poems is The Cinder Path (Faber). Ways of Life: Places, Painters and Poets (Faber) is his latest collection of essays.

Motion’s reading and lecture will take place 6:30pm – 8:00pm in Hodson 110. A reception and book signing will follow. The event is free and open to the public.