Upcoming & Recent Events:
4-6th April 2018 (date & time tbc), Introduction, with readings, to the panel discussion: ‘Beyond the Author/Body/Text: Contemporary Women’s Receptions of the Classics’ (with Holly Ranger, Polly Stoker, Emily Hauser, Tom Geue, Fiona Cox & Elena Theodorakopoulos), Classical Association Annual Conference 2018, University of Leicester. More information here
2nd November 2017, Reading from The Paths of Survival (followed by a round table discussion with Laura Swift & Oliver Taplin), APGRD, Ioannou Centre, St Giles, Oxford, 5-6.30 pm. More information here
6th October 2017, Agenda Literary Festival, Mayfield School, Mayfield, East Sussex: ‘Carpenters in Song’, Reading from Letting Go (with Mimi Khalvati & Patricia McCarthy), Mayfield School Concert Hall, 6.46-8.30 pm.
15th July 2017, Reading from Letting Go (with Patricia McCarthy & Jane Lovell), South Downs Literary Festival, 6.45 pm, St Peters Hall, Petersfield, Hampshire. More details here
28th June 2017, Translation in Practice Workshop, 10 am -4 pm, Department of Classics, Kings College, London
7th June 2017, Launch Event for The Paths of Survival & Letting Go, 6.30-8.30 pm, University of Notre Dame, London Global Gateway, Suffolk Street, London W1. More details here.
9th May 2017, Shearsman Reading (with Alice Kavournas, JL Williams & Yang Lian), 7.30 pm, Swedenborg Hall, Barter Street, London WC1
27th April 2017, Talk: Lost in the Original: Tony Harrison as a Classicist Poet, part of Tony Harrison: Poet and Hellenist: An 80th Birthday Celebration, British Academy, 10-11, Carlton House Terrace, London, SW1. More details here
11th March 2017, Agenda Reading, part of Starlight Order: A One Day Symposium on David Jones, Artworker’s Guild, 6, Queen Square, London WC1N 3AT, 11.00-1800. More details here
Selected Previous Events:
17th February, The Poetry Inquisition, London SE15 (Reading and Q & A), 7.30pm. More information here
7th July, Remaking Ancient Greek & Roman Myths in the twenty-first century, Reading and Q & A, OU Centre in London, Hawley Crescent Camden, London NW1. Times & details to follow. More information here
16 September, Lyric: Ancient & Modern, Reading & talk, Ertegun House, Oxford
13 October, Ashdown Forest: A Celebration, Reading, Ashdown Forest Centre, Forest Row, East Sussex
October 20th, Contemporary Women Writers & Classical Reception (with Clare Pollard) , Reading & Talk, Institute of Classical Studies/Royal Holloway College London Seminar, Senate House, London. 6.30-8 pm.
October 16th, Reading from ‘Letting Go: Mourning Sonnets’. Agenda/Mayfield School Poetry Festival, Mayfield School, East Sussex.
June 3rd, No Lighter Burden Than A Pen: New Versions of Horace, Sappho & Petrarch, Readings & discussions of experimental versions (with Tim Atkins & Peter Hughes)
Poetry Library, South Bank Centre, London, 20.00-21.30 (entry free but please prebook). Further information may be found here.
May 8th, ‘The most beautiful of any sight’: songs from Sappho
A musical performance of translations by Josephine Balmer & David Stuttard, set to music & sung by Emma Hetherington & Rebecca Vucetic. British Museum, 18.00-18.30 & 19.00-19.30. Free entry. Further information may be found here.
March 3rd, Josephine Balmer in Conversation with Professors Theo Hermans, Phiroze Vasunia & Maria Wyke, Wilkins Front Quad, University College London, 18.00-19.30 (followed by a reception). Free entry. Further information may be found here
November 21st, Unbuttoning Catullus (with Nicola Gardini & Gail Trimble)
St Anne’s College, Oxford, 17.00-19.00 (followed by a reception). Free entry. Further information may be found here
September 4th, Palladas: The Other Half Speaks Out, New Versions by Josephine Balmer.
A public event (with Edith Hall) at an international conference on Palladas organised by University College/King’s College, London. Further information may be found here. Watch a video of this event here. See also my posts here and here.
October 31st, Poet in the City: Sappho (with Margaret Reynolds, Tony Harrison, Edith Hall, Sian Thomas & Richard Parkinson)
Bloomsbury Theatre London, 18.30. Further information can be found here. A pre-event interview can be found here. See also my post here.
January 29th, Modes of Creativity: Writing and Translation (with Jeremy Munday)
Senate House, London, 17.30-19.30. Further information can be found here.
July 14th, Translation: A Performance of the Text? (Paper presented at the Performing Sappho conference)
Lecture Theatre, APGRD, St Giles, Oxford. Further information may be found here.