“Tango in Stanzas: The Path from Page to Stage”
Mawby Room, Kellogg College,
62 Banbury Road
5 pm (refreshments) for 5.30 pm
All are welcome and no bookings are necessary.
Is there a difference between a performance poet and a poet who performs their work? In 2015 poet Samantha Wynne-Rhydderch won an Arts Council Creative Wales Award to write, perform and dance Tango in Stanzas, an exploration of poetic metre through the medium of dance. Samantha will trace her creative journey to this performance piece, charting how her poetry has evolved from being primarily page-based to stage-based and examine the way this development has in turn impacted on her creative process.
Samantha Wynne-Rhydderch has published three collections of poetry. Her work has been shortlisted for Wales Book of the Year (Not in These Shoes, Picador 2008), the Roland Mathias Prize (Banjo, Picador 2012) and the Michael Marks Award (Lime & Winter, Rack 2014). Samantha’s poems have appeared in Granta, the Financial Times, the Independent and Poetry Wales. She runs a writers’ retreat on the Wales Coastal Path www.writebythecoast.co.uk.
Seminar Convenor: Dr Clare Morgan