Patrons: CICT-UNESCO, British Council, Regione Piemonte, Provincia di Novara , Comune di Invorio
with the support of: Regione Piemonte, Alessi and Hotel San Rocco
UNESCO supports poetry as a means of helping to construct a culture for peace
PROGRAMME VIII CELEBRATION 2008
poets and artists
Carol Ann Duffy - Jo Shapcott - Cornelia Hoogland
Dato Magradze - Michael Swan
June English - Will Stone - Francesca Limoli - Oz Hardwick - Caroline Carver - Eoghan Magowan
Cath Nichols - Susi Clare - Alessio Zanelli - Vivienne Tregenza - Paul McLoughlin - Michael J Woods - E.C. O'Leary
Elisabeth Rowe - - Steve Tromans - Nunu Geladze - Dario Fornara - Stephanie Green - Gillian Nicholson -
Maurice Franceschi - Robert Morley - Lynne Rees - Helen Pretts - Barry Tempest - Massimo Bocchiola -
Friday, 10 October, 5.00 pm, Sala Cerimoniale, Orta Town Hall (Villa Bossi 11)
M.C.: Robert Morley
presentation of Poetry on the Lake Journal one
readings: Cornelia Hoogland - Caroline Carver - Michael Swan
6.30 pm , I Due Santi, Piazza Motta
poetry by the lake: Francesca Limoli - Will Stone - Steve Tromans
Saturday , 11th October, 11.00, Sala Nietzsche (via San Bernadino 20)
workshop: The Continuing Middle Ages
facilitator: Oz Hardwick
Oz Hardwick, poet and medievalist, will be looking at the marginal arts of the later Middle Ages as a source of inspiration for poetry. From the sacred to the scatological, Oz will discuss layers of meaning within images and discuss his own poetic responses.
POETRY BOOKSHOP - bring, buy and sell
Piazza Motta, ferry landing stage 5.00 pm boat to Isola San Giulio
5.15 pm Sala Tallone
Nunu Geladze Dato Magradze
Silver Wyvern Awards
Carol Ann Duffy
Sunday, 12th October 11.30 am
Sacro Monte Orta
itinerant readings with Steve Tromans
those present may read a poem of their choice, their own or (for non-poets)
a favourite by any another author, dead or alive
Last session 4.00 pm
Comune di Invorio, Biblioteca comunale
"Un pomeriggio in rima" presented by the Mayor of Invorio, an afternoon with local poets. Refreshments will follow.
Poetry on the Lake intervenes in the context of "Cuore Verde"
Please note: this reading will be entirely in Italian. Transport to and fro Invorio will be provided. Those who wish to participate please reserve with Gabriel (+39) 347 8464227 poetryonthelake(at) yahoo.co.uk
alas, the recession is biting, funding is almost impossible to obtain (and I'm not very good at asking) but nevertheless we are going ahead - anyway, wine's cheap
And the 4star Hotel San Rocco has offered three nights accommodation to the Silver Wyvern winner, Caroline Carver.
I suggest poets wishing to come bang on the doors of the Arts Council. In all previous years they have funded poets to come to the Celebration BUT the dear people won't fund the festival. Three times I've tried and three times the reply has come 'no benefit to wide British public'. Well, no - the public in Italy isn't widely British, I suppose. But surely considerations such as the promotion of British culture and culture generally , the merits of intercultural exchange and benefits of networking etc, should carry a little weight? Alas...
But who cares about the finances when there are poets around!
We look forward to seeing you here 10th-12th October.
Festival 2007 photo: Awards in Sala Tallone, Isola San Giulio
poets included: John Hartley Williams, Mario Petrucci,Gary Bills, Christopher North, Robert Morley,
Llyn Evans, Susi Clare, Chris Considine, Marcus Smith, Anne Ballard, Anne Stewart,
Jacqueline Gabbitas, Laura De Matteis, Barry Tempest, Alessio Zanelli
LAKE ORTA AND SACRO MONTE DI VARALLO
with the collaboration of RISERVA NATURALE SPECIALE del SACRO MONTE DI VARALLO and the support of ALESSI and the Fondazione Banca Popolare di Novara per il territorio
We are delighted to have with us Carol Ann Duffy
Friday 12th October
h. 16.30 Palazzo Penotti-Ubertini, Orta
presentation of the 2007 anthology ‘Wild’
Gary Bills – Llyn Evans –
Maggie Norton - Marcus Smith – Mario Petrucci – Susi Clare
Dan Host-Madsen - – Chris Considine – Stephen Middleton
Franco Acquaviva "Teatro delle Selve"
Sabato 13 ottobre 2007
Sacro Monte Varallo. Itinerant reading round the chapels
Reading (a.m. & p.m.)
Alessio Zanelli – Barry Tempest – Christopher North –
John Hartley Williams – Massimo Bocchiola – Michael J Woods
Ruth O'Callaghan - Zeno Lorenzo Verlato
h.14.15 Casa d'Adda
Kate Whiteside "Podcasting poetry"
' The Bundle on the Dresser '
talk: 'Landscape and the Cumbrian poets'
h. 14..45 – 16.45 Casa d'Adda
Workshop ‘The One Thing You Own’
facilitator Jacqueline Gabbitas (Poetry School)
on how writers use voice and dialect and other languages in their poetry, looking at writers
like Elizabeth Bishop, DH Lawrence, Frank O'Hara, Geoffrey Hill
as well as having lots of exercises to generate work.
Please book early: places limited
h. 17.00 readings
Sunday 14th October
h. 10.00 Casa Gramsci, Orta
Anne Stewart - Maria Wallace - Jacqueline Gabbitas -
Anne Ballard - Robert Morley
h.11.00 Workshop “Blue Eye/Red Eye”
led by Leslie Tate,
looking at poetic writing through both head and heart. Firstly (from the head) offering thoughtful 'blue-eye' critical insights into the skills and characteristics that mark out the unique in modern writing; secondly (from the heart) offering fun, practical 'red eye' activities to get your unique voice flowing.
h. 16.30 Sala Tallone, Isola San Giulio
SILVER WYVERN AWARDS
with John Hartley Williams
and Dario Fornara
Hospitality to the adjudicators and winners is kindly offered by the following:
Hotel L'Approdo, Pettenasco - Hotel Cortese, Armeno - Hotel San Rocco, Orta San Giulio
Thanks to : Casa Gramsci, Elisa and Elena Tallone, Palazzo Penotti-Ubertini