Here is my 3-minute lecture on Jerome K Jerome’s classic, Three Men in a Boat.
From The High Window:
Dear Friends and Colleagues
Issue 5 of The High Window has now gone live on the internet and is free for you to read and enjoy. As always there is a wide-ranging and impressive mix of poetry. Our Featured American Poet is Jay Passer and the translation supplement contains a selection of poems from Portugal and Brazil. If that was not enough, we have added an essay by Edmund Prestwich on translating the Middle English classic Pearl, and new artwork by Angela Smyth, our resident artist for all of 2017.
We would like to thank warmly all those who have contributed to this issue.
If you are impressed by what you see, please spread the word via social media and, if you have not done so already, we’d be grateful also if you would ‘like’ our Facebook page.
Finally, our HW book for this quarter is From Inside by Anthony Howell and if you check out our Press page you will see some of the other titles in preparation for 2017. Go to The High Window.
Happy reading and best wishes
Professor John Drakakis (Stirling University) will be giving a talk on “Shakespeare, Reciprocation and Exchange” at the School of English and Journalism Research Seminar Wednesday 8th March 2017 (4.15 – 5.45) MB1010. All welcome.
March: a border district – just the kind of area we love wandering through, reclaiming, ignoring and remaining proudly international, with another edition of re.Lit on Radio Wildfire – a unique and eclectic selection of spoken word and music sourced from around the country and around the globe by the team at Radio Wildfire.
We have tracks newly uploaded to the Submit page of our website by Dave Pitt, Jessica Lawand, in New York, Stephen Mead.
There’ll also be the whole of the semi-final section of the recent ‘first Wolverhampton Litfest Poetry Slam’ with contributions from Paul Francis, Marianne Burgess, RMFrancis, Willis the Poet, Jason Nicholas Smith, and Nick Lovett – and the evening’s MCs Dave Pitt, Steve Pottinger and Emma Purshouse.
And, as always, we’ll be digging deep into the Radio Wildfire archive to bring you more gems of poetry, storytelling and humour that no one else seems to play – or indeed have.
The show, as always, is introduced by poet and performer Dave Reeves and produced byVaughn Reeves with backroom support from Ali McK.
Join us: Monday 6th March from 8.00 pm UK time at www.radiowildfire.com/listen
Radio Wildfire: the long March
… Why not send your own tracks to Radio Wildfire by going to the ‘Submit’ page of our website and uploading MP3s of your work. Spoken word and music, comedy, storytelling, poetry, song and aural art, they are all part of the eclectic mix we are looking for when we create Radio Wildfire Live!
Follow Radio Wildfire on Twitter @radiowildfire and find us on Facebook
p.s. Please pass on this information to anyone that you think might be interested. Thank you.
WHAT IS RADIO WILDFIRE?
Radio Wildfire is an independent online radio station which blends spoken word, poetry, performance literature, comedy, storytelling, short stories and more with a novel selection of word/music fusion and an eclectic mix of musical styles. www.radiowildfire.com broadcasts live 8.00-10.00pm (UK time) on the first Monday of the month.
Freedom Week is an annual, one-week seminar which teaches students about classical liberal, free market, neoliberal and liberal perspectives on economics, politics, history and society. It is open to over-18s who are currently attending or about to start university. The week is entirely free to attend: there is no charge whatsoever for accommodation, food, tuition or materials. Freedom Week 2017 will be held from Monday the 3rd to Friday the 8th July.
More details here.
Freedom week is organised by The Adam Smith Institute.
How Writers Write Poetry, a six-week course beginning on June 28, 2014, is an interactive study of the practice of writing poetry. The course presents a curated collection of short, intimate talks on craft by two dozen acclaimed poets writing in English. Craft topics include sketching techniques, appropriation, meter, constraints, sound, mindfulness, and pleasure. The talks are designed for beginning poets just starting to put words on a page as well as for advanced poets looking for new entry points, thoughts about process, or teaching tips. The course will be taught by University of Iowa International Writing Program Director and poet/translator Christopher Merrill as well as Black Rainbow Editions Editor and poet Mary Hickman. Contributing poets’ video talks will be contextualized through online discussion and writing assignments. The Poetry Teaching Assistants (all Iowa Writers’ Workshop students or graduates with university level experience teaching creative writing) will join Mary Hickman in offering online poetry workshops to participants. (Please note: we can’t workshop everyone, but we will workshop a representative selection of participants’ work every week.) Poets who have contributed video craft talks for the course include former U.S. Poet Laureate Robert Hass, Kwame Dawes, Marvin Bell, Kiki Petrosino, Kate Greenstreet, and many others. How Writers Write Poetry will offer a diversity of answers to the question of how a writer develops and refines the lifelong practice of his or her craft. Enrollment in How Writers Write Poetry is free and unlimited.
Source/go to: How Writers Write Poetry.
The change from school to university can be quite a shock as you move from a highly structured and directed environment to one in which you are expected to organise your own studies and rely on your own thinking to succeed.
Here is an excellent two-part video by Dr Owen Clayton on what to expect in your first year at university and how to manage:
This, and other useful information, can be found at The English Faculty site.