1-3 October, 2010, 10th International
Poetry Celebration Thanks to all who participated!
PALAZZOTTO, Piazza Motta
M.C. Robert Morley
presentation of the anthologies 2010
‘Reflections on LakeOrta’
a collection of poems inspired by the lake, illustrated with colour photos.
usual price €22, on this occasion €18 (poets who have contributed receive a complimentary copy.and may buy further copies for € 15)
'From the Lake-side' Brief writings and anecdotes by authors past & present
Ferry, Piazza Motta 17.15
to celebrate Gianni Rodari
'The Poetry Cruise'
Lake Orta – Omegna
in collaboration with the Città di Omegna
Elisabeth Rowe - Victoria Field
Caroline Carver – Barry Tempest
readings from anthologies by authors
saturday 2 ottober
'Explaining some Circumstances'
‘The Poetry Journey’
Ireland Fund of Monaco poet-in-residence at
the Princess Grace Irish Library in Monaco
SALA TALLONE, ISOLA SAN GIULIO 4.00 p.m. thanks to Elisa and Elena Tallone
Silver Wyvern Awards
H.M. Consul General
Dr Laurence Bristow-Smith
‘The poetics of Carol Ann Duffy’
Bernardino Nera e &Floriana Marinzuli
Carol Ann Duffy poet laureate
prizewinners present and reading will receive, besides the cash prize,
an object of design La Stanza dello Scirocco, designed by Mario Trimarchi for ALESSI Poetry on the Lake thanks ALESSI for their support
Sacro Monte, Chapel I, 11.00
(walk or toy train from Piazza Motta)
with the editors:
Carole Baldock (Orbis)
Alwyn Marriage (Oversteps)
Anne Stewart (poetrypf)
* over the three days there will be individual poetry manuscript readings, for those who wish.
please book these ASAP email to :pab(at)theolddairy1.freeserve.co.uk
winners 2007 in Sala Tallone
* Past events:
Saturday, 8th May
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
that was partly filmed at the IX POTL Celebration
and was broadcast 6th December 2009 on Channel One
with thanks to ITV
Sunday 21st March, 2010
UNESCO WORLD POETRY DAY
"Poetry takes wing"
Sunday 7th March
"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 LakeCelebration 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 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. 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 & Dato Magradze.
With Dario Fornara, acoustic guitar fingerstyle.
Sunday itinerant reading on Sacro Monte11.00 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 LakeIX Celebration
12th February 2008 : Carol Ann Duffy reading at Hotel San Rocco (English /Italian) .
Reading with Carol Ann was Michael J.Woods,editor of Tandem poetry magazine. The audience included teachers and students from The Chase School, Malvern.
Basilica St. Giulio
Carol Ann Duffy and Anna Maria Cànopi, Abbess of the Benedictine monastery Mater Ecclesiae
reading in the island basilica in English and in Italian