Thursday, 11 October 2012

Kingston Writing School Autumn Public Events

Kingston Writing School Public Events Autumn 2012

All events are free and open to all students and alumni of Kingston University, London. And the public. Booking a place is not necessary.

Wednesday 31st October 6-8pm JG0001
Lillian Allen
A performance and reading of recent and past work
Lillian is a leading exponent of dub poetry, a highly politicized form of poetry that has been set to music, including jazz, reggae, rock, and more. She has spent over a decade writing, publishing, and performing her work in Canada, the U.S. and England.

Wednesday 21st November 5.30pm-8pm JG0001
Julia Pascal
A screening of ‘The Dybbuk’, discussion and Q & A with playwright Julia Pascal.
Julia’s stage productions Theresa, The Dybbuk (inspired by S. Anski’s original), and A Dead Woman on Holiday were produced in London and on the European mainland over two decades. Moving from Europe to the US, The Yiddish Queen Lear followed after she studied the importance of Yiddish theatre and film on mainstream US culture. This opened at Southwark Playhouse and starred the Warsaw Ghetto survivor Ruth Posner; a main player in her ensemble.

Wednesday 28th November 6-8pm JG0001
Wendy Cope
A reading from poet Wendy Cope as part of Rhythm & Muse Festival in partnership with Kingston Writing School

Wendy received a Cholmondeley Award in 1987 and was awarded the Michael Braude Award for Light Verse (American Academy of Arts and Letters) in 1995. Her poetry collections include Making Cocoa for Kingsley Amis (1986), Serious Concerns (1992) and If I Don't Know (2001), which was shortlisted for the Whitbread Poetry Award. She has edited a number of poetry anthologies including The Orchard Book of Funny Poems (1993), Is That The New Moon? (1989), The Funny Side: 101 Humorous Poems (1998) and The Faber Book of Bedtime Stories (1999) and Heaven on Earth: 101 Happy Poems (2001). She is also the author of two books for children, Twiddling Your Thumbs (1988) and The River Girl (1991).
Contact Laura Bottomley on l.bottomley@kingston.ac.uk for more details.
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