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.