Meetup Programme 28th July

Sea – fret : a poem by Pete Smith

What is left of a fret hunches against
the old sea wall, and from a covered mouth
seeks attention with forlorn calls, warning
of the absorbing dangers of meeting.

 

MORNING WORKSHOP

Michael Loveday and Ama Bolton will run the workshop if I am unable to attend.
*AMA BOLTON, JUNE WENTLAND, *ANN PRESTON, MICHAEL LOVEDAY , MARILYN FRANCIS, *LINDA SAUNDERS, *CLAIRE COLEMAN, HARRY THURSTON,  *SUE CHADD, *SARAH GREGORY, *VERONA BASS

 

AFTERNOON PROGRAMME

Doors open 1.45pm
Readings start 2.00pm

 

SUE BOYLE to introduce this set

*ANDREW LAWRENCE : ODYSSEUS’ FATE by K. N. Batiushkov (translation)
*CONOR & ROGER WHELAN : THE OLD SHIPS by James Elroy Flecker
*virtual MIRANDA PENDER  : WILLIAM’S FAREWELL by Sue Boyle
waiting for images SUE CHADD : POEMS & PROSE by Andrew Greig
*SARAH GREGORY : CIRCUMNAVIGATION by Matthew Francis

JOURNEY INTO LANDSCAPE : MALCOM ASHMAN RWA
Royal West of England Academician Malcolm Ashman designed the cover for our anthology The Listening Walk and has now joined the Bath Writers & Artists group. (The Listening Walk is still available to buy on Amazon.) We will celebrate this with a presentation of some of Malcolm’s  landscape paintings accompanied by readings from the As If the Sea section, edited for the anthology.

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ROSIE JACKSON will introduce this set
and the pamphlet readings 

*LINDA SAUNDERS: The Listening Walk from The Listening Walk
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SUE CHADD : The Mirror Ship from The Listening Walk
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CLAIRE COLEMAN : Tea Tree Lake  from The Listening Walk
*SHIRLEY WRIGHT : On Polurrian Beach from The Listening Walk

 

*VERONA BASS : launch reading  A Light in the Distance
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ANN PRESTON : launch reading A Northeast Light

BREAK FOR TEA 3.20PM – 3.45PM

Margaret Heath will introduce this set 

*AMA BOLTON : WARP by Ama Bolton
A 10 minute presentation based on her pamphlet WARP  written in October 2006, during and after a performance of Julian Grant and Hattie Naylor’s Odysseus Unwound by Tête à Tête Opera Company, Chroma chamber ensemble and five Shetland spinners and knitters, in the decaying magnificence of the Alexandra Palace Theatre.

*SHIRLEY WRIGHT : CIRCE by Carol Ann Duffy
MARGARET HEATH: THAT NIGHT AT TROY by George Mackay Brown
*ROSIE JACKSON : ITHAKA by C.P. Cavafy (translation)
*ANN PRESTON : ITHACA FOR LEONARD COHEN by Theo Dorgan

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SUE BOYLE to introduce

*ANDREW LAWRENCE & AMA BOLTON : lines from the ODYSSEY BOOK V .
Ted Hughes’ translation will provide the English.  Ama Bolton will read the chosen extract in the original Greek.

*CONOR WHELAN : lines from THE RESCUE by Edward Sackville-West

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ODYSSEUS’ RETURN: SUE BOYLE
with a few thoughts about modern Greek history,  Edward Sackville-West, Benjamin Britten, Mikis Theodorakis, & Henry Moore.

*VERONA BASS & CLAIRE COLEMAN : ENA TO HELIDONI by Odysseus Elytis

MIKIS THEODORAKIS : ENA TO HELIDONI sung by …….

If time full reading together of ITHACA FOR LEONARD COHEN by Theo Dorgan

 

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Ithaka on the Horizon

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