A couple of Poetry Events this weekend (Dec. 6th)

just updating a couple of things coming up from the very informative PICCOLINA events listing around Cornwall.

Saturday 6 December, 9.30-18.00 and 19.00 reading at Falmouth University, Penryn Campus in conjunction with the Charles Causley Trust and Literature Works (South West)

This symposium will explore some of the ways in which the work of Cornish writer Charles Causley (1917-2003) has had an influence on writers within Cornwall and throughout the British Isles.    The symposium is part of a larger project to raise the profile of Causley as both a regional and national poet, and as a central figure in British poetry who has only lately begun to receive the critical and scholarly attention due him – a poet who faced outwards from Cornwall while locating himself very much in the landscape of his life.

Draft programme includes academics & Causley experts; archivists from University of Exeter Special Collections where Causley’s archive is held; Jane Darke will show and discuss some of the film she is making about Causley, and Alyson Hallett will read with students of Falmouth University who have attended workshops with her at Cyprus Well, Causley’s home.  She will talk about the experience of being Writer in Residence there and read some of her own work. See:  HYPERLINK “http://conferences.falmouth.ac.uk/charlescausley/category/causley-symposium” http://conferences.falmouth.ac.uk/charlescausley/category/causley-symposium  to register.  Tickets: £30 (conc £15) include the evening reading from  HYPERLINK “http://www.store.falmouth.ac.uk” http://www.store.falmouth.ac.uk.

At 19.00 Brian Patten reads in the Exchange Lecture Theatre.  His books include Collected Love Poems (HarperCollins), Selected Poems (Penguin) and books for children. Patten was greatly admired by Causley who remarked that he “reveals a sensibility profoundly aware of the ever-present possibility of the magical and miraculous, as well as of the granite-hard realities.  These are undiluted poems, beautifully calculated, informed – even in their darkest moments – with courage and hope.” Brian Patten reading only: tickets £7 (concessions £5).
Saturday 6 Dec, 10.00-12.00, at Tremayne Hall, Mylor Bridge

This is the last notified creative writing session of a series offered by Jane; everyone is welcome, no experience is necessary – just bring your pen and notebook.  Participants will able to produce short finished pieces of writing as well as develop ideas to work on in their own time.  Saturday 6 December: Bring the outside in using prompts from nature and the places where we live, according to the season.

£7.50 per person for each session. For more information and to book a place on these sessions, contact Jane Moss by phone on 01326 377419 or email:  HYPERLINK “mailto:janeemoss@outlook.com” janeemoss@outlook.com


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