Alyson Hallett & Guests: A Reading from the Charles Causley Poet in Residence

Alyson HallettJoin the Charles Causley Trust for a reading in Launceston from current Charles Causley Poet in Residence, Dr. Alyson Hallett, on Wednesday 19th November.

Dr Alyson Hallett is a prize-winning poet and Hawthornden Fellow whose latest book of poems is Suddenly Everything. Previous books include The Stone Library and Towards Intimacy. She won first prize in the Scintilla long poem competition and has been awarded major grants from the Arts Council of England to pursue her work. As well as publishing poetry in book form, her poetry is also embedded in public spaces: she has a poem carved into Milsom Street pavement in Bath, text etched into a library window in Bristol, and she runs an international poetry-as-public art project called The Migration Habits of Stones.

Alyson has held many prestigious residencies. She was the UK’s first poet-in-residence in a Geography Department, at the University of Exeter on the Cornwall campus. This was funded by The Leverhulme Trust’s artist-in-residence scheme. Alyson was poet-in-residence for the Caravanserai Project on the Roseland, and also for the radical and innovative Small School in Hartland for three years. Prior to this she was Visiting Writer at the University of the West of England for two years and poet-in-residence for South West Arts during the Year of the Artist.

In addition to poetry, Alyson has published a book of short stories, drama and an audio diary for BBC Radio 4, and drama for Sky Television. She has collaborated with dancers, musicians, visual artists and sculptors and this has led to performances, installations and artist’s books. In 2010 Alyson completed a practice-based PhD in poetry and for the past three years she has been working as a Fellow for the Royal Literary fund. She has taught poetry for the Arvon Foundation and currently offers one to one poetry mentoring through the Poetry Society.

Alyson will be joined at the reading by one of Exeter’s most distinguished literary figures, Ronald Tamplin.Ron Tamplin

Ronald Tamplin was born in London. His academic books include studies of TS Eliot and Seamus Heaney and Rhythm and Rhyme, a study of verse method. He has also edited an anthology of love letters, not his own, and The Arts: A History of Expression in the Twentieth Century. Both these books have been translated into a number of languages. His poems and translations have appeared widely in magazines and collections, mainly in England, but also in Australia, Canada, France, Ireland, New Zealand, Turkey, the United States and in three chapbooks, Vivaldi, Trouble in Mind and Checkpoint. He has won a number of awards and is a Trustee of The Charles Causley Trust.

Eagle House Hotel
PL15 8BA

Wednesday 19th November
Starts 7.30pm
May last up to two hours with interval
Paying Bar Provided

£6 (standard)
£4 (concessions)

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