Thursday 12 July 7.30pm
The Voyage Out: Poetry, Prose, Music & Memoir
Anne-Marie Fyfe presents an evening on writers and the sea, from great novelists, travel-writers & poets of the past, to local poets who’ve taken part in Anne-Marie’s Edge of the Depths workshops, to the constant, recurring presence of the sea in her first five collections of poetry, to her new writing project combining poetry & prose memories, of growing up, of life by the sea in Cushendall, and of other coastal locations she’s experienced on her travels. With sea-music by Cahal Dallat (accordion/mandolin/flute).
Thursday 12 July 10am – 1pm – email firstname.lastname@example.org to book.
Edge of the Depths: Poetry Workshop with Anne-Marie Fyfe,
Discover the poetic fascination of raging seas, of Force-9s & undercurrents, of tidal pull, hidden depths, unknown treasures, & uncertain homecomings; of the sense (literal, metaphorical, emotional…) of stepping off terra firma into the unknown, the elemental, the unfathomable. Not just poems about seaside days & safe harbours, but the real oceanic deal, the seven seas that cover two-thirds of our world’s surface.
Anne-Marie Fyfe’s fifth poetry collection is House of Small Absences (Seren Books, 2015). Born in Cushendall, Co. Antrim, Ireland, Anne-Marie lives in London where she works as an arts organiser. She has run Coffee-House Poetry’s readings & classes at London’s leading live literature venue, the Troubadour, since 1997, is Poetry Co-ordinator for the annual John Hewitt International Summer School in Ireland, & is a former chair of the UK’s Poetry Society.