Anna Meryt has been highly commended in the Winchester Writers Festival Memoir competition with Chapter One of her second memoir, set in London and Indonesia. Congratulations Anna!
Three Highgate Poets – Anna Meryt, Sal Consoli and Susy Lansman – will be reading at Highgate’s Fair in the Square on Saturday 11th June. You can catch them on the stage at Pond Square from 1.40pm.
Hope to see you there!
Member Anna Meryt’s poem Tumbleweed has been accepted for publication in the forthcoming winter issue of literary magazine The Dawntreader.
Two Highgate Poets are celebrating publishing success with new prose books. Miriam Halahmy has confirmed a publishing contract with Alma Books for her new children’s novel, The Emergency Zoo, due out May 2016.
Meanwhile, Anna Meryt has published her memoir, A Hippopotamus at the Table. Ten years in the making, the book documents her journey to a new life in Cape Town, South Africa in 1975. Anna was interviewed about her book on Arise TV news – you can listen to the interview here. Her book is available to buy on Amazon.
The 27th anthology of the Highgate Poets, entitled The Space it Might Take features poems from members Anne Ballard, Diana Bishop, Annemarie Cooper, Sarah Doyle, Frances Galleymore, Chris Gray , Miriam Halahmy, Norbert Hirschhorn, Ruth Ingram, Anna Meryt, Vicky Olliver, Robert Peake, Tim Reid, Jack Stanley, Paul Stephenson, and Jonathan Totman.
The anthology also features English laureates Andrew Motion and Carol Ann Duffy, Welsh laureate Gillian Clarke, children’s laureate Michael Rosen, and Frieda Hughes — daughter of Sylvia Plath and Ted Hughes.
It is available at most major bookstores, and directly from Belgrave Press.
A group of poets from West Wales is coming up to London to perform at several venues in October 2014. They made contact with Highgate Poets and we have joined forces for a night of poetry which starts and ends with extracts from Dylan Thomas’s work.
This the centenary year of his death, and indeed October 27th would have been his birthday. Their spokesperson is Nigel Humphries and he and Anna Meryt (of Highgate Poets, who is also Welsh) will not only present some of their own work, but also a few extracts from the work of Dylan Thomas.
Eight members of Highgate Poets in total are reading with a group from Aberystwyth, the Word Distillery Poets, at the London Welsh Centre:
Address: 157-163 Gray’s Inn Road, London WC1X 8UE.
The centre is opposite the Eastman Dental Hospital and is about a 10/15 minute walk down Gray’s Inn Road. Or you can take the 45 or 46 bus from outside Kings Cross Station [Euston Road exit] and get off at Eastman Hospital stop.
The event starts at 7.00 pm.
Thanks to David Gardiner for making the videos available.
You can read the full review online here.