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Mac Dunlop and Andrew Fentham: ‘Cut-Up Causley’


Mac Dunlop and Andrew Fentham: ‘Cut-Up Causley’

Date:        Saturday 3rd June

Time:       4.00pm (duration up to one hour)

Venue:     Guildhall (in Launceston Town Hall: no. 3 on the Festival venues map )

Ticket price:     £5.00

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Definition — cut-up [noun] : a literary collage, composed of cut-up and re-arranged passages of prose or verse

Two resident writers with the Charles Causley Trust will read from their own work and also perform their ‘Cut-Up Causley’ Project, applying contemporary writing techniques to interpret Causley’s oeuvre.

Mac Dunlop was mentor-in-residence in early 2017 for the Charles Causley Trust, collaborating with young writer-in-residence, Andrew Fentham, to create new work and an events series in Cornwall to further Causley’s legacy. He is a professional member of NAWE (National Association of Writers in Education), as well as founder of The Poetry Point – a website for poetry and spoken events in the South West and Cornwall. He also works as a radio producer, creating scripts collaboratively in the community and with Hall for Cornwall. His radio shows air on Cornwall’s The Source FM and London’s Resonance FM. He publishes as Pluto Press Award-winning cartoonist MacD.

Andrew Fentham was the young writer-in-residence at Cyprus Well from January until April 2017, supported by the Causley Trust and Falmouth-based mentor, Mac Dunlop. He is working on a project for publication to mark his time in Causley’s house and in response to the surrounding area. His poems and translations have appeared in magazines including ‘Poetry Review’, ‘The Manchester Review’ and ‘The Black Herald Project’, a creative response to the work of Victor Pasmore, which appeared as an installation at the Hatton Gallery in Newcastle upon Tyne in 2015. A debut pamphlet of poems will appear this year, along with a collection of translations from the Hungarian András Gerevich in 2018.

This event is supported through the kind generosity of the Charles Causley Trust.

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