11 January, Visiting Writer, Farleigh Dickinson University’s Creative Writing MFA in Wroxton
19 January 2023, 6pm GMT (in person and online),’Viral Spiral: Multiple Shape-shifting from Ovid to Covid’, BCLA, booking available in person (Ian Gulland Lecture Theatre, Goldsmiths, New Cross, London SE14 6AD) and online. Information here.
NB: The lecture has had to be rescheduled to 19 January 2023 due to the UCU national strike at universities on the original date of 24 November 2022. We apologise for any inconvenience. Bookings already made remain valid. (Those who had booked for 24 November 2022 have been contacted by email. If you booked but did not receive an email, please check your spam folder.) Booking is free but required!
Marina Warner ‘Remains of Nymet‘, ARCHIPELAGO 2:2, Available to pre-order and expected early 2023
ARCHIPELAGO is a literary magazine in the ordinary sense, in that it contains writings in non-fictional prose, and verse. It also places great emphasis on monochrome illustration. Extraordinary are its preoccupations with landscape, with documentary and remembrance, with wilderness and wet, with natural and cultural histories, with language and languages, with the littoral and vestigial, the geological, and topographical, with climates, in terms of both meteorology, ecology and environment; and all these things as metaphor, liminal and subliminal, at the margins, in the unnameable constellation of islands on the Eastern Atlantic coast, known variously in other millennia as Britain, Great Britain, Britain and Ireland etc; even, too, too readily, the United Kingdom, though no such thing ever quite existed, other than in extremis during wartime, but in the letter. But while the unnameable archipelago is its subject, its vision is by implication global. It follows certain cultural trajectories to other shores. Its concerns with the state of the planet could not be more of the hour.
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Other contributors to ARCHIPELAGO 2:2 include Norman Ackroyd, Kirsty Gunn, Ian Hamilton Finlay and David Wheatley.