Clare Morgan, Roopa Farooki and Alice Jolly will be taking part in a panel discussion on Literary Fiction at Waterstones, Gower Street, London at 6.30 pm on Wednesday 12th July. Tickets are £6.00 and include a glass of wine. Do come along and join in the discussion if you are in London that evening.
MSt tutor Prof Belinda Jack’s lecture Poetry and Immortality: John Keats’ ‘Ode to a Nightingale’ is available online. It has attracted over 30,000 views to date.
MSt tutor Rebecca Abram’s The Jewish Journey: 4000 years in 22 objects from the Ashmolean Museum is to be published by the Ashmolean Museum, October 2017 (ISBN 978-1-910807-03-3).
MSt tutor Professor Belinda Jack, Fellow and Tutor in French at Christ Church, gave her final lecture as Gresham Professor of Rhetoric at Gresham College on Tuesday 9 May 2017, at the Museum of London in the Barbican. The lecture and her previous lectures are available from the Gresham College website.
MSt tutor Rebecca Abrams is to be Writer-in-Residence at Brasenose College, Oxford, starting in October 2017.
MSt tutor Helen Mort was a judge for the Man Booker International prize 2017, which was awarded to David Grossman for A Horse Walks Into a Bar (transl. Jessica Cohen)
More about the prize and the winner.
MSt tutors Jane Draycott, Samantha Wynne-Rhydderch, & Jenny Lewis will be reading at Waterstones, Cardiff. Thursday 15th June at 7 pm.
More information from Waterstones.
MSt alumna Romola Parish reads at the Living Landscapes exhibition, 15 July 2017, the Oxfordshire Museum, Woodstock
Romola Parish, who graduated from the MSt programme in 2016, is currently Poet in Residence at the Historic Landscape Classification Project at Oxfordshire County Council. She will be reading from her pamphlet of poems, In Polygonia, at the launch of the interactive digital map at the Living Landscapes exhibition, 15 July 2017, at the Oxfordshire Museum, Woodstock.
The day also includes presentations on the project, exhibitions, work by artist Miranda Cresswell, workshops and two events – post-it poems and photographs, to which everyone is invited to contribute.
For more information on the exhibition please visit the website and event page: www.oxfordshire.gov.uk/historiclandscape
MSt tutor Jenny Lewis takes part in ‘Poetry in Motion’ the Songwriter’s Art, at Regent’s Park College, on 22nd May at 5-6.30pm, Regents Park College, Oxford.
Jenny will be looking at the relationship between poetry and songwriting and describing how, in the 60’s, she co-wrote, with Vashti Bunyan, the original song from which the iconic ‘Train Song’ was developed. ‘Train Song’ has had over 4 million hits on YouTube and been used on high profile TV commercials such as Reebok and Samsung and US TV series such as True Detective and, currently, The Patriot. Free event, all welcome.
Exhibition and readings of work by MST tutor Jenny Lewis at Iraqi Embassy cultural event
MSt tutor Jenny Lewis joined the distinguished Iraqi poet Adnan al-Sayegh and the British artist Frances Kiernan to present an exhibition of prints and extracts from Gilgamesh Retold, Jenny’s re-imagining of the Epic of Gilgamesh, at the the Iraqi Embassy on 29 April, 2017. The presentation was followed by the launch of The Flood an extract from Gilgamesh Retold with Arabic translations by Adnan al-Sayegh and Ruba Abughaida and original woodcuts by Frances Kiernan, published by Mulfran Press.
The ceremony was opened by His Excellency the Ambassador of the Republic of Iraq Dr. Saleh Al-Tamimi, who welcomed the guests and the audience, highlighting Jenny’s poetry and the importance of her collaboration with the Iraqi poet Adnan al-Sayegh which is funded by Arts Council England and supported by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford and The Poetry Society. Dr. Al-Tamimi also stressed the importance of these cultural evenings that shed light on the ancient civilization of Iraq and its history which is currently under threat from terrorist groups.
Dr Al-Tamimi also thanked the media ambassador Waheeda Al-Miqdadi for her efforts in organizing this evening in co-operation with the Embassy.