Really looking forward to The Scottish Centre for Geopoetics Conference June 14-16th at Wiston Lodge in Biggar, Scotland. Beautiful wooded location, much music, poetry (come and see Helen Moore), and deep connection with the landscape.
I will be premiering an excerpt ‘Paper River’ from my ancestral poetry film novel project Tree, created from 25 years of research. Tree focuses on the land and uncovering my family’s occupations across time. Paper River centres on events at my great grandfather’s paper mill on the River Culm in Devon during the First World War, alongside the site in the present day. It includes a poetry film; a read extract of documented facts and prose poetry.
This year’s event is titled: Expressing the Earth in the Year of Indigenous Languages and the
the inspiring programme is here: http://www.geopoetics.org.uk/geopoetics-conference-2019/ https://www.facebook.com/ScottishGeopoetics/
and see posts by Norrie at https://www.facebook.com/norman.bissell.writer.
See the latest edition of Lapidus Journal for some valuable insights, including Janet Lees' informative article on poetry film and wellbeing. Thanks also Janet for selecting Butterflies Haven workshop with Helen Moore and Howard Vause. A great team to inspire anyone.
Looking forward to seeing all the presentations and workshops at the Saboteur Awards Festival on May 18th, and taking part in a panel discussion on collaboration and The Book of Hours https://thebookofhours.org/ with poet Lucy English and Helen Dewbery of Poetry Film Live and Elephant’s Footprint. We aim to discuss the collaborative process and share some of the challenges and benefits of cross genre art forms.