Our Poet Laureate, Russell Eponym is taking a bit of time out to do some summer travelling – this time, right in EUR. He’ll be visiting the motherland: France, and will no doubt, have a marvelous time! He will miss his readings at The Magic Tree on both 12 and 19 June, returning on 26 June at his regular time of NOON SLT. He will also miss his musical show on Thursday, 15 June – but only that – and will return with more fabulous folk, blues, and beyond on 22 June at 2 PM SLT. We bid Russell a fond adieu with warm wishes for a lovely holiday!
This week, then, since the Thursday schedule for this week was Russell only, WEDNESDAY, 13 June, RULES! It will be a beautiful set of readings from three of the grid’s best in literature! The schedule is noted below; do join us!
☆WEDNESDAY STORY TIME AT THE MAGIC TREE☆
☆ 1 PM: BRYN TALEWEAVER – “Who says poetry can’t be fun?” ☆ Master storyteller Bryn Taleweaver will read at The Magic Tree with poetic FUN – a sweet collection of humourous writings to delight! He will share some of the funniest and craziest poems, from Spike Milligan to Lewis Carroll! Don’t worry, as Winnie the Pooh will have a starring role in this hilarious hour! Come along for all the fun!
☆ 2 PM: DUBHNA RHIADRA – More Tales at The Magic Tree ☆ DUBHNA reads for us tales based on Rudyard Kipling’s amazing “Just So” series. It is adventure in rare form under the mystical telling that Dubhna always brings. As usual, the tales this week are riveting and fanciful at the same time. Do come join us for a fantastic time as we eagerly gather under the branches of The Magic Tree!
☆ 3 PM: ǢON WOODFORD – A Tribute to Ursula Le Guin ☆ The story NINE LIVES is one of few stories written by Le Guin described as “hard-core” science fiction; it uses the theme of cloning to explore the concept of the “self.” The story explores the use of technology to illustrate ethical and sociological dilemmas, in addition to examining ideas of humanity and consciousness through the themes of cloning, exploration, paranoia, and disaster. Join us for this continuing tribute to one of our favourite writers; she will be missed.