Botanical Bliss Ð Appreciating the Essence of Poetry and Gin! (Ryedale Book Festival)

Relax and enjoy an evening of music and the sublime poetry of two accomplished contemporary poets, Jean Strackland (Green Noise) and Katharine Towers (The Remedies), read by voice artist Audrie Woodhouse over a gin cocktail supplied by Maison du Vin but mixed to your own botanical recipe. WeÕre sure that youÕll love eavesdropping on this conversation about nature-inspired art and if, at the end of the event, the night feels young for you why not head next door to Maison du Vin where Matt will be happy to quench your thirst and enable you to continue your evening. The Remedies is a lyric, unforgettable collection which offers just the spiritual assuagement its title promises, and shows Towers emerging as a major poetic talent. ÒKatharine Towers creates a beguiling coherence through her use of music. It infuses her work as a solid subject and in the rhythm of her silvery linesÓ Poetry Review Katharine Towers was born in London and read Modern Languages at St HildaÕs College, Oxford. Her first collection, The Floating Man, won the Seamus Heaney Centre Prize for Poetry, and was shortlisted for both the Aldeburgh First Collection Prize and the Ted Hughes Award, as well as being long listed for the Guardian First Book Award. Green Noise is an enquiry into the natural world and our human pace in it, by investigating hidden worlds within worlds: oak-apples, firewood teaming with life or the haunts of an abandoned village. Deeply engaging with the flux of the world these poems are alert, precise and vividly memorable. Jean Strackland lives in London and is Professor of Creative Writing at the Manchester Metropolitan University. She is the winner of the Costa Poetry Award in 2008, and the Portico Prize for Non-Fiction in 2012. Her books have also been shortlisted for the Forward Prize, the TS Eliot Prize and the Whitbread Award. Unfortunately, Jean is unable to join us in Ryedale for this poetry evening. Her books have also been shortlisted for the Forward Prize, the TS Eliot Prize and the Whitbread Award. Audrie Woodhouse trained locally at Kirkham Henry Performing Arts Centre and began her career at sixteen years of age, travelling the world as a dancer before moving to London to continue her career in the arts. As an actor she has appeared on both stage and television screen and in addition to being one of the UKÕs leading mask theatre practitioners she is also a highly respected teacher with an excellent track record in preparing students for success and longevity in the entertainment industry. More recently Audrie has established ÒHonestly SpeakingÓ which offers voice and presentation coaching to professional public speakers

  • Location

    Market Place,Malton,North Yorkshire,YO17 7LX

  • Event Date

    Friday, 19 October 2018 7:00PM - 9:30PM

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