Morden Tower

Morden Tower is one of Britain's best-known literary landmarks. For the past 45 years, hundreds of poets have come from all over the world to give readings in this ancient turret-room on Newcastle's city walls.

Some of the poets and writers that have read at Morden Tower include:

Ted Hughes, Seamus Heaney, Allen Ginsberg, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Gregory Corso, Hugh MacDiarmid, J.H.Prynne, Alan Hull, Tom Raworth

Venue Type:

Heritage site

Morden Tower
Back Stowell Street, West Walls
Newcastle & Gateshead
Tyne and Wear


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