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21-Aug-2013 ~ 21-Aug-2013

Living Room @ THE ARTS HOUSE
Singapore 179429

Writing Out Of Wonder - Poetry Workshop By John Burnside

Wonder is something that we treat with caution now, even suspicion, but the poetic tradition is rich in work that stands back in awe, celebrates and marvels at the – sometimes dark – beauty of the world around us. The land, the sky, the great movements of the tides, the lives of other animals – they all inspire us to wonder, in its dual sense of being caught up in the wondrous and of experiencing the deep curiosity that we took for granted as children. This workshop aims to explore the sense of wonder as we perceive it in our environments, and as language reveals it to us in ourselves, who are also part of the natural, part of the wild and the wondrous.


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About John Burnside


John Burnside is a Scottish writer of fiction, memoirs, short stories and poetry. His poetry collections include Feast Days (1992), winner of the Geoffrey Faber Memorial Prize, The Asylum Dance (2000), winner of the Whitbread Poetry Award and, most recently, Black Cat Bone, (2011) which won both the Forward and the T. S. Eliot Prize.His novels include The Devil’s Footprints, (2007) Glister (2008) and A Summer of Drowning (2011).He is also the author of two memoirs, A Lie About My Father (The Saltire Book of the Year winner and SAC Sundial Non-Fiction Book of the Year in 2006) and Waking Up in Toytown(2010) and two collections of short stories, Burning Elvis (2000), and most recently, Something Like Happy, which was published earlier this year.


John Burnside is Professor of English and Creative Writing at The University of St Andrews, where he teaches creative writing, American poetry, literature and ecology. He is also an Eccles Fellow at The British Library, where he is researching a new novel, set in the United States during the mid to late twentieth century.

Additional Information

Language of Performance : English
Date | Time : Aug 21 | 7pm
Duration : 2 hrs / no interval
Venue : Living Room
Ticket Price (Regular) : $60.00
Concession -    
Student : $40.00
Seniors : $40.00
Arts House Members : $40.00
Seating type : Free Seating
Restrictions : No children under 6 years old
  : No audio & video recording
Conditions : Please add to above price $2 Ticketing Fee per ticket.
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