Saturday, 8th May, 2010
5.00 p.m.British Council, Milan
presentation of X Celebration, 1-3 October 2010
together with showing of ITV film The South Bank Show
including scenes of last year's Celebration.
with thanks to ITV
Sunday 21st March, 2010
UNESCO WORLD POETRY DAY
"Poetry takes wing"
Sunday 7th March, 2010
"La poesia è femmina"
Piazza Ragazzoni, Orta San Giulio
con per te da Orta
and at Omegna, Saturday 6th March
"Have a heart!" "Prendere il mio cuore!"
Poems for St Valentine's Day
Isola San Giulio, Sunday 14 February, 2010
IX Poetry on the Lake Celebration and Silver Wyvern Awards:
25-27 September, 2009, Orta San Giulio
with Carol Ann Duffy, Jo Shapcott, Penelope Shuttle, Caroline Carver,
Michael Swan, Will Stone , Barry Tempest, Kate Miller, Wayne Price, Ann Gray et al
M.C. Robert Morley
H.M. Consul General Dr Laurence Bristow-Smith has kindly consented to present the prizes at the Silver Wyvern Awards on Saturday afternoon
Friday, 25 September, 5.00 p.m-Sala Cerimoniale, Municipio, via Bossi:
A welcome from the Mayor of Orta, Cesare Natale. Readings: Jo Shapcott, Penelope Shuttle, Michael Swan et al. Will Stone will present two Belgian poets,
Saturday: Palazzotto, Piazza Motta: 10.30 a.m:
BOOKS! (Bring & buy) Presentation of POTL Journal two. Caroline Carver will present her latest collection Three Hares. Maria Soresina will present (in English & in Italian) her new book Libertà va cercando, that examines traces of Catharism in the Divine Comedy. Tiziano Fratus and fellow poets from Torinopoesia present their bi-lingual anthologies.
Saturday: Sala Tallone, Isola San Giulio, 4.00 p.m:
Silver Wyvern Awards and readings by Carol Ann Duffy and Dato Magradze.
With Dario Fornara, acoustic guitar fingerstyle.
Sunday itinerant reading on Sacro Monte 11.00 a.m.
With Albert Mori and Pied Piper 2009, Mira Contu, .
Please note: 1- there is a concert of pianoforte Sunday afternoon in Sala Tallone on the island to which you are all invited (free entrance)
further info : contact Gabriel Griffin poetryonthelake(at)yahoo.co.uk , tel: (+39) 347-8464227
14 February. Isola San Giulio. Poetry flags - installation
21st February, Ameno. Palazzo Tornielli, The Tristan Codas : poetry and dance inspired by the story of Tristan and Isotto with poet: Alan Bern (California) and Lucinda Weaver (New York). Angela Passerello reading "Ananta delle voci bianche".
25th April, Cornwall : Poetry on the Lake at Pendennis Castle, Falmouth, a huge success and a most enjoyable event, thanks to organiser Caroline Carver, assisted by Moira Andrew and the Falmouth Poetry Society. Poets participating included previous Poetry on the Lake adjudicators: Jo Shapcott, Penelope Shuttle, John Hartley Williams, Michael Swan, together with James Byrne, editor of The Wolf, and Sandeep Parmar .
15th May, Baveno: Gabriel Griffin presents Poetry on the Lake at the Camera di Commercio di Verbania in the course of the Round Table Piemonte Donna, Le Donne, la Cultura e l’Arte: un impegno al femminile", con il sostegno del “Comitato per la promozione dell’Imprenditoria Femminile”. organized by arch Mirella Motta. The prefetto di Verbania, S.E. dr R. Ubaldi, amante della poesia di Elisabeth Barrett Browning intervened.
11-12th July, Ameno: Poetry in the Lake participates in Studi Aperti.
25-27 September, Poetry on the Lake IX Celebration