Monday, 8 December 2008

Locked in Beauty - a Wor Language Event: Saturday 13 December - 3.00pm - 9.00pm

Join us on Saturday when we celebrate the life and work of Bill Griffiths. Friends and admirers come together in the Morden Tower to share their memories, read from his and their work in tribute to a much loved friend, poet and promoter of the Geordie vernacular.

Introduced by Bill Lancaster who will talk about the 'Wor Language Project' and Bill Griffith's extraordinary contribution to the region's awareness of its dialect inheritance.

Follwed by contributions and readings form Clive Fencott, Lee Hall, Alan Halsey, Trevor Joyce, Peter Manson, Maggie O'Sullivan, Tom Pickard, John Seed and Colin Simms promise to make this a rich and memorable tribute to Bill Griffiths.

A wide selection of Griffith's publications including poetry and
dialect will be on display from 3.00pm and available for purchase

Light refreshments will be available at the Tower


Anonymous said...

Ah! Wish I could be there — Bill was a good friend over some thirty years. I think of him as one of the major poets of my/his generation,and someone I will never stop reading & rereading. I'll raise a pint to his memory here in Albany, NY on Saturday, but my heart will be with you at Morden Tower. — abrazos, Pierre

Morden Tower said...

Glad to see there's a do for Bill Griffiths coming up. Should be good.

I'll be with you in spirit.

Love, Roy (Fisher0