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.
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
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.
ROSIE JACKSON will introduce this set
and the pamphlet readings
*LINDA SAUNDERS: The Listening Walk from The Listening Walk
*SUE CHADD : The Mirror Ship from The Listening Walk
*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
*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
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
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
Ithaka on the Horizon
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