Subscribers & Afternoon Contributors

These are the people who are contributing actively to the group and who mostly have Personal Pages elsewhere on the blog. Click their names to navigate to those. Names in black have still not provided material for a Personal Page, but are much cherished all the same!

SARA-JANE ARBURY Workshops May, January

MALCOLM ASHMAN Contributed slides and appreciation by Ewan Robertson for presentation of his landscape paintings on 28th July with particular reference to the painting which provided the cover for The Listening Walk.

CHRISSY BANKS Workshops March, November (still missing one ) Hosted  Chair of the Council, Councillor Cherry Beath 24th March. Sent in own poems and prose suggestions for concert on 24th November. Will be reading in Realms of Gold concert  and in The Letters on 24 November.  Contributed to November Workshop Critiques.

VERONA BASS Workshops March, May ( extra ), July (extra), November, January. Read at the 14th July Bradford Homeric Afternoon and on 28th July, including own pamphlet launch. Contributed to Post about 28th July. Sent in lots of suggestions and booklist for Writing the Wilderness 6th October. Will be reading in Letters set on 24th November. Sent in submission for the concert on 24 nov. Audience for Voices 31 Oct. Can’t do tech but has offered to manage teas. Contributed to November Workshop Critiques.

AMA BOLTON Workshops May, July, October. Pass on a Poet (W.S.Merwin) 19th May. Instigated meetup based on Emily Wilson’s new translation of the Odyssey. Presented own pamphlet Warp and read in classical Greek on 28th July. Contributed to Post about 28th July. Wrote for Home set on 6th October and sent in suggestions for Writing the Wilderness. Reading 6th October in Home set and Writing the Wilderness. Will be reading in Letters set on 24th November. Sent in prose preferences October. Sent in suggestions for concert 24th November. Sent in prose passage of her own which was in the top four chosen by the workshop in October and will be used in the workshop on November 24th. Can’t do tech.

SUE BOYLE  Ran morning workshop 24th March. Introduction to Patrick Kavanagh poems (with Nikki Kenna ) 24th March. Ran morning workshop and programmed afternoon session 19th May. Ran morning workshop and programmed afternoon session 28th July. Morning workshop and Novels in Progress set 6th October. Audience for Vlices 31 Oct

PAUL BROWNE

SUE CHADD Workshops May, July, January. Presented work of Andrew Grieg on 28th July and read own poem from The Listening Walk. 

CLAIRE COLEMAN Workshops July, November, January. Read in Bradford Homeric Afternoon on 14th July and  on 28th July including own poem from The Listening Walk. Contributed to Post about 28th July. Sent in own poem for concert on 24 November. Read in Realms of Gold concert.

CLAIRE DYER Workshops March, May, and one other, not selected yet.  Pass on a Poet  –  Elizabeth Bishop) – and own Launch Reading 19th May.  Sent in own poems for inclusion in concert readings 24 November. Will be reading in concert on 24 November.

MARILYN FRANCIS Workshops March, July, January.

CAROLINE FRANCIS-KING

LOUISE GREEN Workshops May, October, January. Novels in Progress set 6th October. Has offered to contribute a BW&A morning workshop in 2019.

SARAH GREGORY  Workshops March, May, July ( extra), January.  Hosted  Chair of the Council, Councillor Cherry Beath 24th March. Planned & Hosted Homeric Afternoon in Bradford 14th July 2018. Read from Matthew Francis’ Mandeville on 28th July.  Contributed to Post about 28th July.  Provided a second Homeric Afternoon in Bradford on 27th October 2018 and has volunteered a third in 2019.

MARGARET HEATH Introduced and read three poems by George Mackay Brown in the Pass on a Poet session on 19th May. Read from That Night at Troy by George Mackay Brown on 28th July and also introduced one of the afternoon sets. Contributed to Post about meetup 28th July. Wrote for the Home set 6th October and also contributed to Writing the Wilderness. Reading 6th October in Home set and Writing the Wilderness. Sent in additional Wilderness contribution for the blog , and perhaps to use on 24th November.

WILLIAM HEATH  Spoke about Keston Barn at meetup on 24th March, in collaboration with Tessa Strickland and Matt Prosser’s sequence of Kelston Barn slides.

NIKKI KENNA Workshops March, October, November  Introduction to Patrick Kavanagh poems ( with Sue Boyle) 24th March. Chairing panel October 6th and reading in Writing the Wilderness. Sent in Karen Blixen passage selected as favourite in October for use in the November workshop.  Has offered to be a reader on 24th November.  Will be compering and reading in Realms of Gold. Sent in own work for the November project but has not so far sent in any critiques. ( 9 december)

ROSIE JACKSON Introduced The Listening Walk anthology on 28th July and read Cavafy’s poem, Ithaka. Contributed to Post about 28th July.

ANDREW LAWRENCE Performed Patrick Kavanagh’s ‘Raglan Road’ with Phil Shepperd at the inaugural meeting on 24th March. Read opening poem on 28th July and lines from Ted Hughes’ translation of the Odyssey, in collaboration with Ama Bolton, who read the same passage in classical Greek. Contributing 2 songs to the meetup on 6th October : Down by the Sally Gardens & Raglan Road and leading the audience in the chorus of the Amphioxus Song. Will be reading in Letters set on 24th November .  Has submitted own piece for concert 24 Nov. Performed in Voices 31 Oct.  Will be reading in Realms of Gold.

MICHAEL LOVEDAY Workshops July, October, November. Planned October 6th meetup with Sue . Contributed to Post about 28th July. Wrote for Home set 6th October, book launch own book and contributed to the Writing the Wilderness set.

MIRANDA PENDER Workshops October, November, January .Contributed virtual self mp4  of William’s Farewell to afternoon programme 28th July ( though Sue Boyle failed to make this work. ) Novels in Progress set 6th October plus two songs of her own and leading the Amphioxus Song. Will be singing in Letters set on 24th November.

ANN PRESTON Workshops March, July, October.  Read at the 14th July Bradford Homeric Afternoon and on 28th July, including own pamphlet launch, A North East Light.  Contributed to Post about 28th July. Composed  appreciation of Jude Wisdom’s artwork for meetup afternoon in November. Sent in prose preferences October. Sent in suggestions for the concert of readings on 24th November. Will be reading in concert set and presenting her Jude Wisdom appreciation on 24 November.

GRAEME RYAN  Workshops March, May, November. Directed ‘Building the Kelston Barn’ 24th March. Sent in own poem suggestions for concert on 24th November. Will be reading in the Letters set.  Will be reading in Realms of Gold and has offered to manage the slide shows 24 November .

LINDA SAUNDERS Workshops March, July, November .Reading 28th July including own poem from The Listening Walk. Contributed to Post 28th July. Sent in contributions for the concert and will be reading in Realms of Gold on 24 November. Contributed to November Workshop Critiques.

SUSAN JANE SIMS  Workshops May, October, November. Launch presentation Mark Sims’ memoir with slides 24th March.  Talked with slides about Hawthornden Castle writing fellowships 19th May.  Wrote for the Home set on 6th October and contributed to Writing the Wilderness.  Reading 6th October in Home set and Writing the Wilderness. Will be reading in the Letters set on 24th November. Sent in prose preferences October. Performed in Voices 31 Oct. Contributed to November Workshop Critiques. ( incomplete 9 december, but expected )

TESSA STRICKLAND Workshops March, July, October. Presentation Bathscape project at Kelston Barn ( with William Heath and Matt Prosser) 24th March.  Read at Bradford Homeric Afternoon 14th July.

HARRY THURSTON  Workshops March, May (missing one Read 3 poems by Patrick Kavanagh 24th March.  Pass on a Poet (Helen Dunmore) 19th May.  Have had no responses to emails since then.

JUNE WENTLAND Workshops July, October, January . Novels in Progress set on 6th October. Sent in prose preferences October.

CONOR WHELAN  Read at the Bradford Homeric Afternoon on 14th July,  and on 28th July, when he presented Flecker’s The Old Ships with Roger Whelan and lines from Edward Sackville-West’s The Rescue. Contributed to Post about 28th July.  Wrote for the Home set and contributed Writing the Wilderness pieces for 6th October.  Has offered to provide a BW&A morning workshop next year. Reading 6 th October in Home set and Writing the Wilderness. Will be reading in Letters set on 24th November. Sent in own poem suggestion for concert on 24th November. Also shared second Homeric afternoon in November 2018.

ROGER WHELAN . Introduced and read three poems by Kei Miller in the Pass on a Poet session on 19th May.  Read at the Bradford Homeric Afternoon on 14th July and on 28th July, when he read The Old Ships with Conor Whelan.  Also presented Ewan Robertson’s appreciation of Malcolm Ashman’s work.

JUDE WISDOM Has agreed to be interviewed/ Q&A with slides on her drawings and illustrations at the meetup in November, following an appreciation of her work written by ANN PRESTON.

SHIRLEY WRIGHT Workshops May, November, January . Pass on a Poet (Michael Symmons Roberts) and own Launch Reading 19th May. Read at Bradford Homeric Afternoon 14th July and Carol Ann Duffy’s Circe on 28th July. Contributed to Post 28th July. Wrote for Home set on 6th October and contributed material for Writing the Wilderness.  Reading 6th October in Home set and Writing the Wilderness. Will be reading in the Letters set on 24th November. Sent in suggestions for concert on 24th November. Performed in Voices 31 Oct. Can’t do tech. Contributed to November Workshop Critiques.