St Magnus International Festival
Thursday 30th March 2017, 15.30 – 16:30 , University of Malta, Valletta.
COME JOIN US THIS SATURDAY FOR A GREAT NIGHT OF POETRY AND MUSIC AT CORK’S PUB, BALLUTA.
Friday 6th January 2017 – An Evening of Ekphrastic Poetry
Poetry readings by Graham Burchell and Abigail Ardelle Zammit
Celebrating 10 years of Creative Writing (Department of English, University of Malta)
The Department of English at The University of Malta is hosting a poetry reading event on the evening of the 6th. UK-based poet Graham Burchell and Maltese poet Abigail Ardelle Zammit will read a selection of poems which take their inspiration from works of art. Students and non-students alike are invited to experience the transformative power of painting, sculpture and music as expressed through poetic form. The concept of Ekphrastic Poetry will be introduced briefly by the two poets; after the poetry reading, there will be ample time for questions from the audience. Do come along and bring your friends in order to celebrate ten years of Creative Writing at the University of Malta.
POETRY MADE VISIBLE
Art-inspired poetry readings at the MACA gallery, Alicante, Spain.
Four Poets inspired by Art works in the
September 14th 6.00pm MACA
Plaza Santa Maria 3
Tamar Yoseloff Abigail Ardelle Zammit Pam Thompson Christopher North
Four poets from England, Malta, Spain and North America have been visiting the Museo over the last five years; they have been inspired by the many exceptional works of art found in this stunning gallery. They have reacted to work from the Eusebio Sempere foundation collection as well as other works in the permanent and temporary exhibitions. They will read examples of their work after a brief introduction from their mentor and poet colleague, Tamar Yoseloff, who will talk about the particular qualities of Ekphrastic poetry, i.e. poetry inspired by other art forms – the insights, problems and adventures of the imagination this brings about.
One of the guest writers at Inizjamed’s 2016 edition of the Mediterranean Literature
Festival, August 2016, Malta. https://inizjamedmalta.wordpress.com/
Next Wednesday 4th May 2016 Abigail Ardelle Zammit will be interviewed in Italian by Annalisa Zitti at 9:30 pm on Radio Atlanta Milano. The programme is called Le Mille e una Nota and will include a reading of one of Abigail’s poems, translated into Italian by the lovely Giorgia Sensi.
Note on my translator: Giorgia Sensi lives in Ferrara and has translated the poetry of the UK poet laureate Carol Ann Duffy, the national poet of Wales Gillian Clarke, the Scottish poet laureate Jackie Kay, as well as the verses of Kate Clanchy, Margaret Atwood, Eavan Boland and Patrick McGuinness among others.
Next Thursday 5th May at 6pm Abigail Ardelle Zammit will be reading a selection of poems from Portrait of a Woman with Sea Urchin and taking questions from the audience. The event will take place at the Arts Library, University of Malta. Everyone is welcome.