With the house’s curator, I’ve organised a poetry evening for 23rd January 2013 to be held in the former home of Dr. Samuel Johnson. With pieces exploring the strictures, structures and authority of lexicons both real and imagined, come along and hear new work dedicated to the celebration of Johnson’s  ‘harmless drudgery’ by Kate Potts, Nisha Ramayya and Prue Chamberlain. The evening will be hosted in the garret, where Dr. Johnson’s famous dictionary was compiled.

We will be joined by Giles Goodland, lexicographer and winner of the Cardiff International Poetry Competition, alongside John McCullough whose debut collection The Frost Fairs (Salt, 2011) was awarded the Polari First Book Prize.

Tickets for the evening include a glass of wine served in the Withdrawing Room – doors open at 6.15pm.

For more information about Dr. Johnson’s house: http://www.drjohnsonshouse.org/events.html