Archive for January, 2013

Michael Schmidt at CB1

Thursday, January 24th, 2013

Michael Schmidt was reading at CB1 Poetry last night. It was a short and very compelling reading. His work is steeped in a narrative that draws you in and a historical weight and literary tradition that lends it gravitas. Not only is he the MD of Carcanet Press, editor of the PN review but he […]

Object Writing

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013

I have to say Richard H’s Object Writing group is fab. Last night seven of us gathered in the Arts Picture House cafe to write. Lots of great activities from word association games, reading and rewriting fairy stories and of course the traditional writing about an object. I really liked the activity where we told […]

The Last Yankee

Saturday, January 19th, 2013

Last night of the The Last Yankee at the The Corpus Playroom tonight. A short but perfectly formed play that focuses on our ideas of what constitutes success and failure. Set in a New York mental health facility, the play explores the relationships of two couples, the stresses and strains of long-term commitment and the […]

A saturday of Samuel Butler and Soviet Art

Saturday, January 12th, 2013

Spent a satisfying Saturday afternoon with Andres at a talk on Samuel Butler in the newly refurbished Divinity School at St Johns. The college has a large collection on the Victorian art critic, photographer and writer and at the moment there is a display in the Old Library. Currently there is a two year project […]