Join CORRESPONDENCES for their monthly Open House with resident artists Ouyang Yu & Jessye Wdowin-McGregor, where the objective is to create a space for informal encounters where new connections between our in-house team, the artist, our patrons, and the local community can develop. For this final month, the organisers invite you to join us for their second multilingual poetry reading circle. Ouyang and Jessye will share a couple of poems, and then the floor is handed over to you, the audience, to share a poem or two in English or any other language. All levels and languages are welcome! Last month, poems were read and sung in Thai, Chinese, Farsi and English (including old English/Gaelic and translations from Russian) and Farsi - from Naarm, Thailand, Iran, Scotland, Estonia and America - the words of Ouyang Yu, Sunthorn Phu, H. E. Sayeh, Robert Burns, Lisel Mueller and Larissa Joonas, were a reminder of the beautiful, diverse fabric of our society and the need for deep listening, compassion and openness when we encounter something unknown to us. Bookings via the event page are essential for planning. Attendance is free. We thank Arts Merri-Bek for supporting our work. Image credits: Still from the video poem in progress featuring Ouyang Yu by Jessye Wdowin-McGregor. Copyright the artists.
Emma Thomson, Director/Producer