Sound and Place: Readings and Workshop SATURDAY 25th APRIL at 2.00 P.M. CRIPPS COURT MAGDALENE COLLEGE CAMBRIDGE (ENTRANCE ON CHESTERTON ROAD) ALL WELCOME, FREE OF CHARGE, NO BOOKING REQUIRED (PRE-BOOKING REQUIRED ONLY FOR WORKSHOP, see below for details)
Sound and Place is the second of two exciting public poetry events as part of the Festival of Sound. Chaired by Neil Wenborn and featuring readings by Sean Borodale, Jane Routh and Susan Wicks, it is a chance to hear three award-winning poets whose work celebrates a particular engagement with sound in general and the relationship between sound and place in particular. The programme will include the first performances of new work specially commissioned for the Festival. The event will be followed by tea and an opportunity to meet the readers informally, and the afternoon will conclude with a workshop on the theme of Sound and Place given by Jane Monson (pictured above).
About the Readers….. Sean Borodale is one of 2014’s Next Generation Poets. His debut collection Bee Journal was shortlisted for the T. S. Eliot Prize and the Costa Book Award in 2013, and his topographical poem Notes for an Atlas was performed in 2007 at the Royal Festival Hall as part of the first London Festival of Literature. Currently Creative Fellow at Trinity College, Cambridge, his second collection Human Work: A Poet’s Cookbook appeared in February. Jane Routh is a poet and photographer who also manages woodlands and keeps a flock of geese in North Lancashire. She has published four collections of poetry, including Circumnavigation, which was shortlisted for the Forward Prize for Best First Collection in 2002, and Teach Yourself Mapmaking, which was a Poetry Book Society Recommendation in 2006. Her place-journal Falling into Place was published by Smith/Doorstop in 2014. Susan Wicks is a poet and novelist. She has published six collections of poetry, including Singing Underwater, which won the Aldeburgh Poetry Festival Prize and was shortlisted for the Forward Prize for Best First Collection, and The Clever Daughter, which was shortlisted for both the Forward and T. S. Eliot Prizes. Her translation of Valérie Rouzeau’s Talking Vrouz won the Oxford-Weidenfeld Translation Prize in 2014. Jane Monson is a freelance writer, editor and tutor. She has published two collections of prose-poems, Speaking without Tongues and The Shared Surface, and is the editor of the first anthology of contemporary British prose poetry This Line is not for Turning. A literary events organiser, she was also the first writer-in-residence at the Arts Picturehouse, Cambridge, and is a member of the Committee for CB1 Poetry. Neil Wenborn is a poet and author whose work has appeared widely both in Britain and in the US. He has published biographies of several composers, including Haydn, Stravinsky and Dvořák, and is the author of e-books on Jane Austen’s Emma and the poetry of Thomas Hardy. He is co-editor with M E J Hughes of Contourlines: New Responses to Landscape in Word and Image, and his collection Firedoors is published by Rockingham Press. This event is part of the Magdalene Festival of Sound
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