Siberian Stories at the Manchester Museum


If you happen to live in or around Manchester then please consider yourself invited to my reading at the Manchester Museum at the end of the month. I’ll be talking and reading poems about disgraced Victorian explorers, leprosy, Russian fairy tales, and Siberia. There is even a poem that connects all of those themes! And you’ll still be home in time for tea (unless you stay on for ‘Common Objects: Sonorous Matter‘, a music-in-the-museum event right after my reading and which I definitely recommend). Full details from the Museum website below…

An evening presentation by Rebecca Hurst, Manchester Museum’s Researcher in Residence. Inspired by the Museum’s 2014-2015 Siberia: at the Edge of the World exhibition, her work has focused on creating and uncovering stories from the Russian Far East. She will read poems and discuss her research on Kate Marsden – a Victorian nurse and explorer, who made a remarkable and controversial trip to Vilyusk in 1897 – and on the fabulous world of the Russian wonder tale. 

Free. To book: mcrmuseum.eventbrite.com or ring 0161 275 2648.

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