What is a 'true' poem? What did 'truth' mean to the medieval mind? Is the word 'truth' ever used by scientists? And can 80s pop lyrics help us answer these questions? Join us for the 'True Verb'. Tania Hershman writes poetry, short stories and flash fiction. She curates ShortStops.info, a website celebrating short fiction in the UK and she co-edited 'Writing Short Stories' (Bloomsbury) with Courttia Newland. Jude Rogers is a journalist whose writing has appeared in the Observer, The Guardian, the Sunday Telegraph, Marie Claire, and the New Statesman. Jude also presented the recent Radio 4 documentary 'The Shock'. Simon Armitage is the Oxford Professor of Poetry and has written plays and non-fiction as well as poetry. He reads from his new collection 'The Unaccompanied' (Faber) Professor Richard Gameson specialises in the History of the Book and teaches at Durham University. He has published over ninety studies on medieval manuscripts, book collections, art and cultural history.