Derbyshire has new Poet Laureate

MATT Black has been appointed as the new Derbyshire Poet Laureate.

He is the fourth Derbyshire Poet Laureate following on from Peak District writer Ann Atkinson and will be in his new role until September 2013. Matt, who lives in Sheffield, was due to be talking about his work and reading a selection of poems on Thursday, October 6, at Alfreton Library. Doors open at 7.15pm for a 7.30pm start. To book tickets with the arts team on 01773 831385 or email arts.team@derbyshire.gov.uk Refreshments will be available.