I was on the committee organising this festival – very hard work but well worth it for the magnificent result of a hugely diverse and dynamic event. I also curated the Film Poem Exhibition which went very well and may tour to other venues.
Rasp Thorne delivering Ginsberg’s ‘Howl.’ (Mesmerising)
Kate Miller reading from he new collection The Observances, Oxford Poets/ Carcanet Press
Before the Paul Muldoon Keynote on Thursday — with Adnan Al-Sayegh, Rebecca Farmer and Maura Dooely.
Crowds heading for LitLive action
Seni Seneviratne after our War as a Multicultural Space Translation Workshop.
Paul Muldoon and Blake Morrison before Paul’s Keynote lecture and reading in the Ian Gulland Theatre.
Judith Palmer from The Poetry Society with Richard O’Brien.
Patience Agbabi delivering her Keynote and fabulous reading.
Rasp and Blake answering questions about their Ballads and Beats event.
Adnan and me reading in English and Arabic at the end of our event.
Blake reading from Shingle Street (lovely!)
Alex and the Blackwell’s Book Stall. Before the LitLive event on Friday.
Before the Paul Muldoon keynote. — with Adnan Al-Sayegh and Maura Dooley.
Maura Dooley introducing Patience Agbabi.