Ekphrasis and Alice poetry event 4th and 5th March at the British Library

Poets and actors read from a new anthology of poetry inspired by Alice in Wonderland

How did Lewis Carroll tap into something that seems so extraordinary and yet so true on every level? At this event, some of our finest poets – Ian Duhig, Luke Wright, Helen Mort, Amali Rodrigo, Abegail Morley, Sasha Dugdale, Chris McCabe, Mona Arshi, Clare Pollard, Robert Seatter, Emer Gillespie, Catherine Smith, and Hollie McNish – read their new poems written to celebrate Alice in Wonderland. Actors also read excerpts from Alice, 150 years old, but timeless.

An anthology of poetry written by poets from all across the UK is being published to coincide with this event, and all ticket holders will receive a free copy.

An ekphrasis is any work of art inspired, or written in response to another work of art. The word is most frequently used of poetry written in response to a painting or a text and perhaps the most celebrated example is John Keats’ Ode to a Grecian Urn.

Ekphrasis was created to provide a bridge between modern poetry and thought-provoking exhibitions so that members of the public can engage with both poetry and the visual in new and unexpected ways.


Name: Alice/Ekphrasis: An evening of poetry inspired by Alice in Wonderland
Where: Entrance Hall
The British Library
96 Euston Road
When: Fri 4 Mar 2016, 19:30 – 21:30
Price: Full Price: £20.00
Friend of the BL: £16.00
Enquiries: +44 (0)1937 546546

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