Saturday Evening Programme
Electric Landscape: Peter Scupham and Heidi Williamson
Music by Jess Morgan 20:00-21:30 Baptist Church
A great, long admired poet and a first collection!
Peter Scupham is one of this country's major poets. His Collected Poems were published by Oxford / Carcanet in 2004 and his latest book Borrowed Landscape. He is a mesmerising reader of his own poetry, not to be missed. Hear him read his poems here!
The style of the poems holds different qualities in balance: both formal and conversational they encompass lines of great beauty and gravitas with a tempering wit. Scupham's reading is a pleasure to listen to as he brings out these contrasting tones.
Heidi Williamson's first book, Electric Shadow, (Bloodaxe 2011) is one of this year's striking debuts and a Poetry Book Society Recommendation. Her work has been used to inspire poetry and science discussions in schools and adult creative writing groups, and has featured in NHS waiting rooms, cafés, and at festivals.
Jess Morgan Singer-songwriter Jess Morgan makes roots music that is a half-way-house between British Folk music and Americana. Jess is a narrative songwriter and aims to pack as much power and intrigue into simple melodic stances as possible.
The Full Programme
Friday 16 to Sunday 18 September 2011
A weekend of readings, conversation and music!
Weekend Events at a Glance
Friday 16 September
12.00-14.00 Abbey Hotel, Literary lunch with Richard Mabey
20.00-22.00 Ex-Services Club, Young Poets with music
Saturday 17 September
09.30-12.30 Baptist Church, Poetry workshop with Helen Ivory
10.00-12.00 Market Place, Poetry busking
10.30-12.00 Library, Superheroes and Evil Geniuses
16.30-17.30 Baptist Church, The Monarch of Wit
20.00-21.30 Baptist Church, Peter Scupham & Heidi Williamson
Sunday 18 September
10.45-11.45 Arts Centre, George Szirtes & Andy Kirkham
15.00-16.30 Baptist Church, Mark Cocker & Jeremy Page
14.00-15.30 Library, Tree of Words and Birds
19.00-20.30 Arts Centre, Elspeth Barker & Padrika Tarrant