October 2010

'So good' InPrint poet wins East Anglian Book Award

Posted by Tim Lenton on 24 October 2010 at 17:12 in Journal

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Caroline Gilfillan: wonderful use of sound and imagery View image

Poetry reading at the launch of The Pastons’ Country book and exhibition at the Cromer and Sheringham Arts Festival on October 23 was given added impact by the presence of a winner in the EDP-Jarrold East Anglian Book Awards.

InPrint poet Caroline Gilfillan won the poetry section with her recently published poetry book Yes (Hawthorn Press), which explores love and loss through a deep engagement with the natural world. Judge Professor Jean Boase-Beier , head of the UEA's school of literature and creative writing, said on giving her the award: "There is wonderful use of sound and imagery, near-perfect control of language. A poet who works hard, and makes the reader work hard. This poetry is so good."

Caroline, who lives at Fakenham, read one of her poems that appears in The Pastons' Country as an opener to the reading in the Garden Gallery, and in typically modest fashion chose a poem by someone else as her second contribution. This was by Lucy Care, the instigator of the Paston project, who is at present in hospital.

Tim Lenton of InPrint also read at the event, as did some of the others who contributed to the Paston book: Rob Knee, Dot Cobley and Adrian Ward. A dozen people attended on a wet and stormy evening.

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Pastons' Country at Coast – poetry reading

Posted by Tim Lenton on 14 October 2010 at 17:18 in Journal

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The Pastons’ Country book and exhibition will be on display at the Cromer and Sheringham Arts Festival from October 23 to 26 at the Garden Gallery, Garden Street, Cromer. On the evening of the 23rd, the Gallery will hold a launch night with poetry readings and an opportunity to meet some of the artists involved in making the book.

Following the exhibition, as part of the ‘Unusual art in unusual places exhibition’, the Paston Heritage Society's Lucy Care will be holding Open Studios at the Barn printing studio, Paston to demonstrate some of the techniques used in making the book.

The COAST exhibition (http://www.casaf.co.uk) runs from the 23rd to the 31st October and features art, film, sculpture trails and interactive workshops, including glass and mosaic.

InPrint poet Tim Lenton has become a trustee of the Paston Heritage Society.

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