Tuesday, January 09, 2007

Thin Raft Anniversary on March 21

Thin Raft 10th Anniversary Reading
Wednesday, March 21, 6:30-9:00
Bergli Bookshop
Rümelinsplatz 19, Basel

This is your chance to hear local English-language writers read from their works: fiction, poetry, memoirs, etc. Come out and hear the kind of work produced by Thin Raft writers for the writing group, as well as for local and international publications. You can also find out how a writing group works and what it is for; all you need to do is start talking to the writers after the reading.

The Thin Raft group for English-language writers was founded in Basel in early 1997 and has been meeting regularly at various locations ever since. To celebrate the group's tenth anniversary, current members of the group will present recent work, and Padraig Rooney (TR member who teaches English at the International School Basel) will read from his recently published poetry collection The Escape Artist (Smith/Doorstop Books, 2006).

Thin Raft meets on the first and third Tuesdays of every month at Centrepoint in the Lohnhof. New members are always welcome.

2 comments:

kort warg said...

Now, that sounds like a thing to go.

Was looking for a poem the whole day, kind of ran after inspiration, you know. Although I was looking out for a poem to be written in German, all I could think of was English. Case of being lost in translation. But then again: in German, it does no longer work. Cheers.

whittycat said...

I am delighted to hear that there is a Thin Raft group in Basle. I was a member of Thin Raft in Reading, UK for several years and I have many happy memories of the writers I met there like Dave Garbutt, Derek Beavan, Susan Utting, John Froy, Leslie Wilson, Adrian Blamire and others. I wish you all success and enjoyment in your endeavours.

Tony Sumner