WORD!ONLINE with George Szirtes

  • This PAST event happened on: Thu, Jul 29, 2021

  • Venue:Online
  • Time:7:30pm
  • Cost:free
  • Web Address:https://bit.ly/3wKigkt

  • WORD! Online - The Writing and Drawing for Wellbeing Special
    Thursday 29th July, 2021
    7.30pm - 8.30pm
    Online - via https://bit.ly/3wKigkt

    This last Thursday in July, join WORD! and U.Matters for a particularly special edition, launching and celebrating an online exhibition of writing and drawing for wellbeing, curated by poet, Lydia Towsey and artist, Scott Bridgwood - and headlined by the internationally acclaimed, writer and artist, George Szirtes. Hear from George - and via a series of live readings and of course sumptuous visuals - step into an online gallery, created by people from across our community over the last year of Lockdown.


    Thursday 29th July 2021

    Join us with George Szirtes (International Man Booker and T S Eliot Prize winner) for this very special workshop opportunity. The session will take place online and take the newly launching exhibition as its inspiration. Boost your health and wellbeing by coming together for this supportive session. Nurture your creativity and develop new work - to potentially share as part of the evening's event. Email [email protected] to book your free place. 

    A WORD! on George...

    George Szirtes was born in 1948 in Budapest and came to England following the Hungarian Uprising in 1956, studying at the art academies of London and Leeds before establishing himself as a painter. His first collection of poetry, The Slant Door, won the Geoffrey Faber Memorial Prize in 1979.

    Among his many other books, Reel was awarded the T. S. Eliot Prize in 2004 - and he has been nominated for it twice since. The recipient of numerous honours - including, Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and Doctorate from the University of East Anglia; George has won numerous international prizes for his poetry, and the Man Booker International Prize for his translations of novels by László Krasznahorkai.

    His latest work, The Photographer at Sixteen (Maclehose Press, 2019) has attracted unanimous praise...'A courageous and remarkable achievement.” — MIRANDA SEYMOUR, FINANCIAL TIMES...“A truly remarkable book about identity, image and memory. It is fiercely compelling” — EDMUND DE WAAL, AUTHOR OF THE HARE WITH THE AMBER EYES. Don't miss this exciting opportunity to experience him