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Carol Ann Duffy, Poet Laureate at a reading of Romantic Poetry for St Valentine's Day at the Keats-Shelley House.

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A scene from Unbound, a theatrical event at the Keats-Shelley House created by Pele Cox who was Poet in residence at the Royal Academy 2011-12.


The Keats-Shelley House in Rome  runs a full and varied programme of literary and theatrical events inclusing talks, poetry readings, creative writing workshops and performances.  There are also outreach projects for schools and an annual poetry competition for young writers.

In the UK KSMA organises the Keats Shelley Prize and sponsors events at Literary festivals each year. We welcome news of other Romantic events to list here and in our Newsletter.

Cheltenham Literary Festival 2013  Monday 7th October 2pm Romantic Women chaired by Sue Bradley.

Keats-Shelley Prize Awards 2013  Thursday 7th November 6.15pm. in the Crypt at St. Martin-in-the-Fields, London.   All those who entered the Prize are welcome to attend on a first-come-first-served basis;  ticket arrangements will be confirmed.  The Awards will be presented by novelist and Prize Chair 2013, Salley Vickers.

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KSMA Highlights

Lecture on New Keats Biography: On May 18th Proessor Nicholas Roe gave at talk at the Ashmolean Museum on his recent biography of Keats, John Keats: A New Life.  The work, which reveals Keats for the first time as true flesh-and-blood passionate poet rather than a sensitive, overly delicate, tragic figure, was also featured in a KSMA sponsored event at the Cheltenham Literary festival 2012.

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KSMA Friends were invited to a private view of the Piranesi Drawings at Sir John Soane'Museum on March 18th 2013, a tour of the exhibition was conducted by the curator Dr Jerzy Kierkuc-Bielinski.

At the Oxford Literary festival 2012 KSMA sponsored at talk by the novelist Benjamin Markovits on his exhilarating trilogy of novels inspired by Byron.