4th Festival of Suffolk Poetry: Gregory Warren Wilson

4th Festival of Suffolk Poetry: Gregory Warren Wilson

Gregory Warren Wilson
Gregory Warren Wilson

Our second featured guest at the 4th Festival of Suffolk Poetry on the 27th May 2017 at the John Peel Centre for Creative Arts, Stowmarket, IP14 1ET, is Gregory Warren Wilson.

Gregory studied violin and composition at the Royal College of Music. After graduating with honours he worked with the Hong Kong Philharmonic, and at the opera house in Florence, Italy. Now based in London he combines a freelance career as a violinist — recording and performing internationally — with his work as a poet. He was a member of the Razumovsky String Quartet for three years, and the London Mozart Players for ten.

He has published five collections of poetry, winning the Staple First Edition Award for his first, Preserving Lemons (1996), and receiving an Arts Council Award for his fourth, The Mercury Fountain (Enitharmon Press, 2008). He  has tutored for the Arvon Foundation and the Poetry School, and has run courses on art and poetry at the National Gallery and Tate Britain.

Gregory has been commissioned to write sequences of poems for performance with Saint-Saëns' Carnival of the Animals, Walton's Façade, Vivaldi's Four Seasons, and J. S. Bach's Goldberg Variations. His libretto, Through the Mirror, for four vocal soloists and chamber ensemble, based on his own reworking of Aesop's Fables, has been broadcast and performed in Denmark and Sweden.

He divides his time between London and Venice.

Gregory Warren Wilson is not to be missed. He was our George Crabbe Memorial Poetry Competition adjudicator in 2014. As well as giving a workshop in the morning (see below), he will also be one of our Poetry Doctors. Bring your poorly poems along for an instant prescription!

As usual, we have workshops in the morning, Poetry Cafés and Open Mic in the afternoon and the featured readers in the evening.

Full festival details and tickets are available here: https://tickets.suffolkpoetrysociety.org.uk/.

Don't delay booking workshops, there are limited spaces available. The three choices are:

  • Poetry and Music / Gregory Warren Wilson
  • Using Cinematic Techniques to Improve your Poetry / Derek Adams
  • How to Get Your Poems Published / Antony Johae

You can contact the Festival Director at festival@suffolkpoetrysociety.org.uk if you wish to reserve a place but are not yet ready to buy tickets.