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March 15, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  • Poetry

The Word From Paris

Philip Terry and Tony White


Firstsite, Lewis Gardens, High Street
Colchester, CO1 1JH
£5 (27 yrs and under)

The Penguin Book of Oulipo book launch. This is the first collection in English to bring together 100 pieces of “Oulipo” writing. Editor and translator Philip Terry will be joined by novelist Tony White to read and discuss selections from the book.

“There is real gold in Terry’s selection … the perfect illustration of the Oulipian balancing act of producing writing that is both wry and moving at the same time.”
Dennis Duncan, Literary Review

Read The Guardian’s review of The Penguin Book of Oulipo

Penguin Book of Oulipo cover


Philip Terry is the Director of the Centre of Creative Writing at Essex University. His book Dante’s Inferno (Carcanet, 2014), which relocates Dante’s poem to current day Essex, was an Independent Poetry Title of the Year and a TLS Book of the Year.

Tony White’s latest novel is The Fountain in the Forest. He is the author of five previous novels including Foxy-T and Shackleton’s Man Goes South, as well as numerous short stories published in journals, exhibition catalogues, and anthologies. White was creative entrepreneur in residence in the French Department at King’s College London, and writer in residence at London’s Science Museum.

Tony White

The Fountain in the Forest pb



Lewis Gardens, High Street
Colchester, CO1 1JH
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