Meetup 24th November

PROGRAMME IN DETAIL

CONCERT SEQUENCES ‘REALMS OF GOLD’ to begin at 2pm 

Introduction & ‘Realms of Gold’ : SUE BOYLE
Kubla Khan : from memory recited by CONOR WHELAN
Look Stranger: written by WH Auden, suggested and  read by ANN PRESTON
Glint of Shells : written and read by GRAEME RYAN
The Uninvited : read by CHRISSY BANKS, title poem of her coming collection
Seduction : written and read by CLAIRE DYER
Word Search: yakamoz : written and read by CLAIRE DYER

The Work of Jude Wisdom: appreciation written and read by ANN PRESTON  Question and answer session compered by SUE BOYLE with questions taken from the audience, Ann Preston or a.n. other  with portable microphone.

Nanda Devi : written by Hugh Thomson.Read and set compered by NIKKI KENNA
Near and Far : written for the concert and read by ANDREW LAWRENCE
His Way Among the Clouds: written and read by LINDA SAUNDERS
Wish You Could : written and read by CLAIRE COLEMAN
White : written and read by LINDA SAUNDERS
Postscript : written by Seamus Heaney, suggested  and read CHRISSY BANKS

 

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THE LETTERS FROM MEXICO to begin at 3.30pm

My house looks seawards : ANDREW LAWRENCE
I wear my father’s life : ANDREW LAWRENCE
I own the narrow space : MIRANDA PENDER with guitar
He picked an apple : SHIRLEY WRIGHT
On a summer morning : VERONA BASS
On the roof at night : MICHAEL LOVEDAY
Concealed in albums : AMA BOLTON
I use the wunderkabinett : CHRISSY BANKS
The morning is reluctant : GRAEME RYAN

MUSICAL INTERLUDE provided by MIRANDA PENDER

My cello has arrived : MIRANDA PENDER with guitar
The boy who tends my horse : SUE SIMS
Some children in the villages : MIRANDA PENDER with guitar
We study the names of shells : SUE BOYLE
What keepsake should I send : CONOR WHELAN
News does not come : SHIRLEY WRIGHT
I have been obliged : GRAEME RYAN
William’s Farewell : MIRANDA PENDER with guitar

MORNING WORKSHOP: Chrissy Banks, Verona Bass, Claire Coleman, Nikki Kenna, Michael Loveday, Miranda Pender, Graeme Ryan, Linda Saunders, Sue Sims, Shirley Wright.

DEAR NOVEMBER WORKSHOP 

Here is the morning workshop instruction exactly as I mailed it through to you. It may seem quite strange to you, to revert a poem or a part of your poem to prose.  DO NOT RESIST! On the morning of the workshop, all will become plain.  You do not have to insert verbs etc. to make your new ‘sentences’ correct.  Just use any punctuation marks you like so that your pieces read clearly despite losing their line breaks. The benchmarks for our discussion will be

impact, interest, attractiveness and lucidity. 

“Workshop writers are being asked to bring in ONE or TWO pieces of their own writing ( poetry or prose ) each with a maximum number of 120 words. If the pieces started life as  POEMS, they will have been converted to PROSE LAYOUT before they come. This means NO line breaks and sufficient additional punctuation to make the meaning accessible to all the readers in the room.  The pieces can be incomplete/extracts from longer works. Each piece MUST be on a separate A4 sheet, in a neutral font like Times, or Times New Roman. “

ADDITIONAL NOTE  You will probably be more comfortable in this workshop if you make your morning submissions anonymous.

I will open up the Murch Room a bit after  after 9.30am and drift gently towards making a prompt start at 10.30am.  Arriving around 10am is probably your most comfortable choice so that you can do all your settling in and paper sorting before we start.

PLEASE NOTE : THE LIMIT OF 120 WORDS is ABSOLUTE 

If I have to miss this workshop, my place will be taken by Michael Loveday and Shirley Wright. I am intending to be there!

 

TEA will be generously provided by members of the group and, less usually, WINE ordered in  by Sue Boyle.

ALL WELCOME

THIS EVENT IS FREE

RSVP to assist with seats and catering

 

 

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