Poetry and Film: Lavinia Greenlaw
Lavinia Greenlaw was born in London where she has lived for most of her life. She studied seventeenth-century art at the Courtauld Institute, and was awarded a NESTA fellowship to pursue her interest in vision, travel and perception.
Her poetry includes 'Minsk', which was shortlisted for the T. S. Eliot, Forward and Whitbread Poetry Prizes. She has also published novels and works of non-fiction which include 'The Importance of Music to Girls' and 'Questions of Travel: William Morris in Iceland'. She has held residencies at the Science Museum and the Royal Society of Medicine and is now Professor of Creative Writing at Royal Holloway, University of London. Her work for BBC radio includes programmes about the Arctic, the Baltic, Emily Dickinson and Elizabeth Bishop.
Last year Lavinia Greenlaw wrote and directed 'The Sea is an Edge and an Ending', a short film investigating what it means to lose your memory and disappear into the present tense. Its framework is a sequence of poems she wrote about her father’s death from Alzheimer’s.
After a showing of the film Lavinia will discuss the process of making the film and give a short reading from recent work.
Dates & times
|18 Oct 2017||5:00pm - 6:00pm|
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