Robert Sheppard Symposium, Poetry Reading and Exhibition

8th Mar 2017, 10:00am - 8:30pm

The Arts Centre

Wednesday 8th March
Edge Hill University’s Department of Creative Writing
Robert Sheppard Symposium, Reading and Exhibition

10:00am – 5:00pm Room M40/41

To book a free place at the symposium please contact James Byrne at

Poetry Reading Event
7:00pm – 8.30pm at the Arts Centre

Tickets are free but booking is required.
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To celebrate the work of Professor Sheppard, The Robert Sheppard Symposium will take place on March 8th 2017. It will involve a series of research papers and presentations on various aspects of Professor Sheppard’s creative and/or critical work. The format will be panel sessions throughout the day and a reading of some of the most prominent poets in UK in The Arts Centre during the evening. Speakers and readers to include: Allen Fisher, Robert Hampson, Zoe Skoulding, Antony Rowland and Scott Thurston

Wednesday 1st March – Friday 31st March 10:00am – 5:00pm
Ship of Fools Exhibition

The symposium will also feature an exhibition of material including those from the Ship of Fools Press, set up in the mid-1980s by Robert Sheppard and Patricia Farrell for the purpose of publishing their art and text collaborations. This will be in the Gallery space at the Arts Centre, Edge Hill University, throughout the month of March and is curated by Patricia Farrell and Joanne Ashcroft.