What’s Past and What’s Next

Wenlock Poetry Festival was inspirational. Marches Book Arts Group, which I currently help organise,  had a tent outside the  Priory Hall. Poets and poetry lovers came by to look, lots of them.  We shared the space with Deb Alma the  emergency poet who prescribed poems in her ambulance consulting room and Sally Crabtree who sang her poems as well as making edible verse. Poems recited, poems to eat and poems to “take 3 times a day with a cup of tea”

Lots of photos of the event now on  Wenlock Festival Site.

What came Next

While  involved in organising the Artists  books for Wenlock I was also gathering work ready for a trip to Glasgow International Book Arts fair  last weekend.  Glasgow was good in many ways, the central  location in the concert hall at the end of Sauchiehall  street,  the atmosphere, the helpful volunteers & organisers dressed in yellow and  especially the workshops which took place in the same space as the fair and generated lots of interest.

I came home surrounded by my own personal creative hum generated by viewing the diversity of work on show and through the many conversations generously  sharing skills, knowledge of materials & methods. There was wonderful thought provoking work from Julie Johnson of Essence Press,  Jane Hyslop  and Pat Hodson to name only a few personal highlights.

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