Reading at QEH last night - one of the most electrifying I've attended. Place packed out. Some of the poetry quite marvellous. It will be a hard job for the judges today at lunch (that's when it happens). First time ever heard cheering - including for myself. Afterwards the book signing Jude Kelly offers to take poets for drink but everywhere shut. Hotel room tiny but C and I fit in and fall asleep fairly quickly.
Today busy - exhibition, lunch with children, coffee with friend then, in the evening, the announcement of the Eliot Prize - and the scramble for the train home.