UPDATE MESSAGES SENT OUT TO CONTRIBUTORS 18 SEPTEMBER : Ama Bolton, Louise Green, Margaret Heath , Caroline Heaton , Andrew Lawrence, Michael Loveday, Miranda Pender, Sue Sims, June Wentland, Conor Whelan and Shirley Wright.
STILL TO MENTION : Tea Contributions. Book table. Amphioxus Song
MORNING WORKSHOP : *AMA BOLTON,, *LOUISE GREEN, *NIKKI KENNA, *MICHAEL LOVEDAY, *MIRANDA PENDER, ANN PRESTON, *SUE SIMS, TESSA STRICKLAND, *JUNE WENTLAND
NB If I am unable to give the workshop, Louise Green and Michael Loveday will give it in my place. ( All necessary materials will be in the room.)
THE POETRY OF PROSE
see poster above
Organised and hosted by Michael Loveday & Sue Boyle
1.45pm doors open
2.00pm introduction and welcomes by SUE BOYLE
2.05pm A suite of writings and graphics on the theme of
Thinking about Home.
AMA BOLTON 39 Lilley Road on file
MARGARET HEATH My Home on file
MICHAEL LOVEDAY Bath Quays not on file
SUE SIMS Number 5 on file
2.30pm ANDREW LAWRENCE Down by the Sally Gardens, words by WB Yeats, music by Benjamin Britten
SHIRLEY WRIGHT Time Out of Mind on file
2.35pm Novels in Progress followed by Q&A. Four Bath Writers will present work for up to 5 mins each, accompanied by slides, and will then respond to questions from the audience. NIKKI KENNA will compere this, 2 questions per writer, rotated, and both audience and writers fiercely held to account for brevity. `
MIRANDA PENDER : Novel in progress. Ageing ex-rock star struggles to atone for a grim secret in his past….a tale of lust, jealousy, betrayal, and revenge…
LOUISE GREEN : Changes. A coming-of-late-age story, as the generation who ‘hoped to die before they got old’ face the challenges of getting old before they die.
SUE BOYLE : The Venice Book. Isla Maitland travels to Venice to unite her nephew Luca with the father he has never seen. But in a city of masks and mirrors, who can be certain of the difference between a story and a dream?
JUNE WENTLAND : The Confessions of Epiphany Village. The dead are never far away in Epiphany village. They go about their humdrum business – riding bicycles, wearing ill-considered tank tops or, in the case of Emily Bronte, keeping promises made long ago. When the phone box is upcycled into a confessions box the present becomes viscous with the past, and the long-gone is suffused with a startling immediacy – fresh as the scent of newly turned earth.
3.15 pm MICHAEL LOVEDAY on visiting Rickmansworth as the introduction to the launch of his new ” very richly shaded and very unconventonal ” book from V. Press, Three Men on the Edge.
3.35pm BREAK FOR TEA & SALES AT THE BOOK TABLE
4 pm ANDREW LAWRENCE: Raglan Road , words by Patrick Kavanagh
4.05pm ‘Writing the Wilderness‘: concert of readings from books suggested by members of Bath Writers & Artists group. Readers will include AMA BOLTON, MARGARET HEATH, CONOR WHELAN, SHIRLEY WRIGHT, NIKKI KENNA. The Writing the Wilderness extracts are on the drop down Page under October 6th on the Header Menu.
4. 30pm MIRANDA PENDER : First song inspired by her ongoing novel
4.35pm CONOR WHELAN The Tree of Lost Souls (spoken from memory) on file
4.40pm MIRANDA PENDER : Second song inspired by her ongoing novel
4.45pm SUE BOYLE AND MICHAEL LOVEDAY to close the afternoon and set up the Amphioxus Song.
4.50pm MIRANDA PENDER The Amphioxus Song by Sam Hinton.
Audience chorus lead by ANDREW LAWRENCE
It’s a long way from Amphioxus. It’s a long way to us.
It’s a long way from Amphioxus to the meanest human cuss.
Well, it’s goodbye to fins and gill slits, and it’s welcome lungs and hair!
It’s a long, long way from Amphioxus, but we all came from there.