30th September - Loose & Manson


International Translation Day, Wednesday, September 30th 2009, 6.30 pm
Irish Writers’ Centre, 19 Parnell Sq., Dublin 1

All welcome, admission free, wine reception!

Gerry Loose and Peter Manson
Poetry and / in Translation

To celebrate International Translation Day 2009, and to mark the launch of the new issue of Translation Ireland, we invite you to a reading by two Glasgow-based poets Gerry Loose and Peter Manson, both featured in the new issue of the journal. Gerry Loose will read his sequence of haiku translations while Peter will read from his new translation of Mallarmé’s ‘L'après-midi d'un favne’. Both will also read from their own works.

20th October - The Blue Bus

The Blue Bus is pleased to present a reading by Jeremy Hilton, Ric Hool and Maurice Scully at The Lamb, 94 Lamb’s Conduit Street, London WC1, in the upstairs room, on Tuesday 20th October, 7.30. This is the thirty-first in THE BLUE BUS series. Admissions: £5 / £3 (concessions).

Maurice Scully was born in Dublin (in 1952). Many books over the years; most recent include: Humming (Shearsman), Doing the Same in English (Dedalus Press), Tig (Shearsman), Sonata (Reality Street Editions), and a chapbook, Work (Oystercatcher Press). He lives in Dublin.

Ric Hool is from Cullercoats, near Newcastle, but has lived in Wales for 20 years. He has published 4 collections of poetry, most recent, No Nothing, this year.  Academi (Welsh Academy) poet for South Bank Global Poetry initiative.  Has promoted the poetry readings at Hen & Chicks, Abergavenny for 16 years.

Jeremy Hilton has published 12 collections since the early 1970s, mostly with the small presses, most recently - Shadow Engineering (Galloping Dog Press, 1991) (from which he will read tonight), Earthbound (Phlebas Press, 1999), Slipstream (Edizione Ripostes, 2003), Lighting Up Time (Troubadour Publishing, 2006). He has written three unpublished novels, and in the last 12 months has been composing music - a woodwind trio is currently with a music publisher. For the last 14 years he has been editor and publisher of the poetry magazine, Fire.

The Blue Bus will feature Frances Presley and Simon Smith in a reading on the 17th November. The Bus will then remain in the depot during December, but will be running again from January 2010. Future participants will include Tim Atkins, Rob Holloway, Antony Johns, Paula Claire, Philip Kuhn, Tim Allen and Nat Raha, amongst others.

24th September - Diverse Deeds

"[...] Can I draw your attention to the first of the Diverse Deeds poetry and music performances, on September 24, with two poets of outstanding quality and interest who really should need no further introduction to this list, Sean Bonney and John James, and music from Grapefruits (an acoustic improv duo spun off from Bleeding Heart Narrative, who were my favourite musicians from the Sundays at the Oto events).

Diverse Deeds take place at Cafe Oto, 18-22 Ashwin St, Dalston, London E8 3DL; doors open (well, actually they're open all day, but I'm sure you know what I mean) at 7.30, event starts at 8.00, and business will be done by 10.00, giving time for those (like me!) with journeys out of London to make it before the dreaded last train. Entry on door at £6 (or £4 usual concessions).

Further details on Diverse Deeds MySpace and Facebook Group, or on Cafe Oto Events page.

Best wishes

Peter Philpott"