From our Kirkbampton gig last month.
I won’t get in the way here with unnecessary words, but I will say another big ‘thank you’ to Josephine Dickinson for being so supportive of the Symposium – and another brilliant reading. I’ll also say that this really is something that rewards rewatching (so thanks to Phil H. for his help in filming it … More Josephine Dickinson reads at Carlisle Poetry Symposium
I am at the point now, a couple of days after the Carlisle Poetry Symposium of gathering my thoughts and wanting to say thank you. Firstly, thank you to Richard Morewood who opened up proceedings, reading from (amongst other things) his book-length poem Towton Field. Thanks also to Ilse Pedler who not only ran the … More I Would Like To Say Thank You
I owe everyone huge thanks for coming to the Symposium on Saturday. You make it happen and you make it special. Thank you so much. If you’d like to keep the inspiration flowing, I am doing a series of workshops at Tullie House. You can find the details here: https://andyhopkinspoet.wordpress.com/workshops/.
I know I am. I would be posting today and yesterday, and tomorrow all about it – but the school I work at has some visitors from an organisation that starts with O. I will post up everything I know/have/feel on Thursday. And I look forward to seeing you all at the Symposium at Tullie … More Looking forward to the Symposium?
Photograph by Stephen Benson. Live with nightjrrs, 16.04.22.
We have a rescheduled Symposium date. Please put it in your diary! The next Symposium will be on Saturday May 14th. The day will be the same: it will start out with a workshop with Ilse Pedler; if you wish to be part of that workshop there is a £10 charge. If you have already … More Rescheduled Symposium Date: May 14th.
Sorry, everyone. COVID has hit the people behind the scenes of the Symposium and we’re going to have to postpone this Symposium. We’re going to keep the same bill and talk to Tullie House about a new date in the near future. With Carlisle’s numbers being as they are it is probably a sensible thing … More Symposium Postponement
We are very fortunate to have had all of our Symposia so far rounded off by the writer Josephine Dickinson. She was a ‘Featured Writer’ at the very first Symposium and she finished the event by reading her poem ‘Alphabetula’, which was the best performance of a poem I have ever been lucky enough to … More Third ‘Featured Writer’ for the Symposium on March 26th: Josephine Dickinson
We’re very pleased to announce that our second Featured Writer for the March 2022 Symposium is Ilse Pedler. She is very kindly running a workshop for us early in the day, and I’m delighted that she is a Featured Writer once more for us at the Symposium. You can read her bio below. Ilse Pedler’s pamphlet, The … More Featured Writer 2 for the March Symposium: Ilse Pedler