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It was great being able to write something about my home town as a guest blogger!

Here are the reasons you should come to Morecambe – and yes the author links are there including a celebrity!

The response to my post has been wonderful so it may as well be included here!

Thanks so much Mr Mohamad Al Karbi and to Morecambe Tourist Service for the pics!

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The Quantum Poet at Golborne Library

 

 

 

Do you remember Mr Dean Fraser, a.k.a. the Quantum Poet who took part in Wilde Reflections, a show in Garstang, Lancashire, UK in January 2018?

Mr Fraser has a lot of time for Arthur Ransome as he is of Gypsy heritage himself and like Ransome has a great respect for nature which is evident in his poetry.

On Thursday, April 12th 2018 we caught up with each other at Golborne library in south Lancashire in the UK.

It was so good to be at a library with free parking!

At his event he commented that all good music is poetry.

As you are aware PoetSpeak challenges the popular notion that music and musicality have no significant role in Oscar Wilde’s work.

The comment was most welcome!

After the show it was nice to stop in The Queen Anne pub for light refreshments.  It was a very clean establishment.

For a full review of his presentation at which the poet read a selection from his books click the link below.

Mr Dean Fraser at Golborne

 

 

Leeds Library Festival

Leeds library is a truly inspiring place to visit and during the festival there were an awe-inspiring range of art and craft workshops, presentations and hubs to choose from.

The last item yesterday was my talk Wilde Ransomed about how A R made Wilde in the twentieth century by his book Oscar Wilde: A Critical Study.

He was the perfect choice of subject because Ransome is a Leeds native.

The Leeds Central Library manager Rose was kindly on hand to help with the technology.

It was a wonderful day and everyone agreed they had learned something new about the most famous and notorious relationship in the world between Wilde and Douglas.

Oscar Wilde: A Critical Study by Ransome is a work to celebrate because it has also led to the discovery in our time of a story lost in scandal.

As a drink why not try opal hush? (It is in the far right photo).

This is what Ransome used to drink along with his rebel actors, playwrights and poets from The Abbey Theatre in Dublin.

It is a combination of claret and lemonade.

Do you like it?

I have tried it and recommend it!

Enjoy!

 

Leeds Library Festival The Ransome Lecture

 

 

 

Lively Leeds is where city native Arthur Ransome was born in 1884 at 6, Ash Grove.

 

One reason to visit is the Library Festival which is from 3rd – 17th February 2018.

Among the performances, workshops and author events on 16th February  is a  lunchtime talk titled Wilde Ransomed which will uncover a literary legacy for which Ransome remains uncredited  and will include the un-told story of Oscar Wilde and Alfred Douglas, a tale  lost in scandal.  Don’t miss it!

The talk will be accompanied by two films.

 

 

 

 

 

Wilde Reflections

 

 

 

 

 

Tonight from 6.30 pm to 8.00 pm there will be an evening of poetry and traditional music  that will celebrate the poetry of Oscar Wilde at Garstang library.

It is opposite Booth’s superstore at 45, Windsor Road, Preston PR3 1EX, UK.

Tickets are £4 including refreshments.  Cakes, coffee and tea will be available.

Other poets at the event include The Quantum Poet Dean Fraser and Bryony Rogers, also a film maker.  They will be reading their own nature inspired poetry.

Dean has his own radio show with over 300,000 potential listeners in the UK.

He is also the author of a book titled YOU, but Happier, Healthier and More Successful and has written for major magazines.

His articles have featured in Take a Break, New Age Journal, Living Now, Wisdom, and many more!

For Dean click the link.

His book Beyond Poetry has a focus on many themes which were dear to Arthur Ransome.

Bryony Rogers is a poet of thirty years’ experience.  You will find her work in Take Five Poets, a collection by ID Books, as well as South Magazine and Earth Pathways Diaries and Calendars.

Much of her work is inspired by her deep love of Nature and sense of the sacred she finds there.

Why not take a look at her website,www.songofawakening.org.uk?

See also www.movingessence.net ,www.facebook.com/natureasmedicine  and  www.facebook.com/songofawakeninguk.

At the end there will be an open mic for local poets to read their work.

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See you tonight!