Try To Be Better | An Evening of Poetry and Discussion

28 Sep 2019

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Sat, 28 Sep
18:00 – 21:00


England, United Kingdom


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  • Helston
  • Redruth Station

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An evening that celebrates the life and work of poet W.S. Graham.


Poets Lavinia Singer and Sam Buchan-Watts will introduce the idiosyncratic creative practice of the modernist poet W. S. Graham (1918-86) before inviting artists and writers to read from, and reflect on, their contributions to the publication Try To Be Better. 

The publication is a multi-disciplinary engagement with the life and works of W. S. Graham, who lived for most of his writing life in Cornwall. Singer and Buchan-Watts invited an international mix of writers and artists to enter into creative conversation with Graham's notebooks and letters and to produce original poetry, illustration, sculpture, painting and scholarship in response. 

Following the talk there will be time for an open discussion about engagement with a writer's legacy and the dialogue between art and poetry.

Free admission, all welcome. CAST Café food from 6pm, something hot and something sweet from £7.50. The evening of poetry and discussion will begin at 7pm.

Lavinia and Sam will also lead a reading group on Saturday 28 September, from 2 – 4pm. 


Sam Buchan-Watts

Teresa Gleadowe

Lavinia Singer

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