Date posted: 9th April 2018 / News
Literature Works is delighted to be showcasing a diverse range of talented writers for its Cornwall ‘Word on Tour’ events, as part of a 26-date live literature tour of local libraries in the South West. On 9th May, Penzance Library will host acclaimed poet Annie Freud and folk singer and musician Jim Causley.
Annie Freud, renowned for her live performances, will read from her latest collection, The Remains. Jim Causley is well known for setting his music to the work of much-loved Cornish poet, his great uncle, Charles Causley, forming an exciting pairing at this unique event for library goers.
Both Freud and Causley’s work is influenced by the South West landscape and their artistic heritage. Freud, the daughter of artist Lucien Freud, is herself also a painter. Together they offer a unique perspective that is sure to make this event very special. The tour is designed to celebrate the rich writing and performance talent of the South West.
Helen Chaloner, CEO of Literature Works said: “Word on Tour is about bringing the region’s writing and performance talent to the door of local communities. Our local library is an essential shared space that is open to all. We hope audiences will embrace these fun, thought-provoking and celebratory performances.”
The tour continues on 16 May at Bodmin Library with a rambunctious night of performance from theatre company, The Story Republic. Renowned poets Julia Copus, Pascale Petit and Alyson Hallett and nature writer, Miriam Darlington are all hosted by Cornwall Libraries in June.
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