Falmouth Poetry Group Reading with Alyson Hallett and Penelope Shuttle

Date: 17th March 2024, Time: 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm, Location:

Sunday 17 March 2023 2.30-4pm
The Writers’ Block, The Ladder, 2-4 Clinton Rd, Redruth, TR16 5TF
Tickets: £7* 

Join Falmouth Poetry Group to celebrate the book launch of 2 new books by Penelope Shuttle and Alyson Hallett.

Penelope Shuttle

Penelope Shuttle lives in Cornwall.  Lyonesse appeared from Bloodaxe Books, June 2021, and was long-listed for the Laurel Prize. Covid/Corvid, in collaboration with Alyson Hallett, was published by Broken Sleep Books, September 2021. Noah, a pamphlet, appeared from Broken Sleep Books in 2023. A new collection, History of the Child, is in preparation.

In Noah, Shuttle’s writing of animals, based upon a reading of a medieval mystery play about Noah and The Deluge, is connected  and intertwined with current environmental concerns. The magic and richness of biblical stories is present as mythology rather than theology…This work brings the past into the present, and reimagines a better future.


Alyson Hallett

Alyson’s latest publication is End of the Glacier, poems that respond to the glacier paintings of Wilhelmina Barns-Graham. Her previous book was Tilted Ground, a book of poems and provocations that came out of a residency in a geology department. Alyson has curated the international poetry and public art project The Migration Habits of Stones for the past twenty years, and has sited stones with text carved into them in different countries around the world.

 http://www.alysonhallett.com & http://www.thestonelibrary.com

Falmouth Poetry Group:

Falmouth Poetry Group was founded in 1972 by Penelope Shuttle and the late Peter Redgrove, originally meeting in Peter’s room at what was then the Falmouth College of Art on Wood Lane. It meets fortnightly for critical workshops, and acts as a discussion forum for work-in-progress. We still follow the workshop method used by The Group founded by Philip Hobsbaum, of which Redgrove was a founder member.
FPG id an open-door group, and acts as a dynamic and influential source of inspiration and encouragement to poets in Cornwall, and has an excellent record of achievement.
Please note Alyson Hallett will be leading a workshop ‘Walking on Water’ before the reading. A combination ticket for both workshop & reading can be booked HERE. 

Event Details

Date: 17th March 2024
Time: 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
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