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Lowell Lecture

Patience Agbabi: Telling Tales

Date & Time

Nov. 15, 2017 at 7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.


Boston College - Gasson 100
140 Commonwealth Avenue Chestnut Hill, MA 02467
Driving Directions

Presenting Organization

Boston College


The Arts Humanities


Lauren Wilwerding (, (617) 552-2203)

Patience Agbabi is a poet and performer who has been featured on radio and TV worldwide. The author of four books, her latest, Telling Tales, published in 2014, is a vivid retelling of Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales for the 21st century. Her other poetry collections include R.A.W. (1995), Transformatrix (2000) and Bloodshot Monochrome (2008). She studied English Language and Literature at Oxford University, and is a former Poet Laureate of Canterbury. In 2004 she was nominated as one of the UK’s Next Generation Poets. Patience was a recipient of The Cholmondeley Award and was shortlisted for the Ted Hughes Prize for New Work in Poetry. She has taught Creative Writing at several UK universities including Greenwich, Cardiff and Kent. She is currently a Fellow in Creative Writing at Oxford Brookes University.