Monday, March 19, 2007

March 21 reading

Wednesday, March 21, from 6:30 to 9:00 pm

Thin Raft 10th Anniversary Reading

Rümelinplatz 19, Basel, Switzerland

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.

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. For more information, contact Andrew Shields at or check the TR website at


Nicholas Manning said...

Will really have to get up to Basel one of these days . . .

Anonymous said...

Wish I could be there with you on The Thin Raft tonight ... the tenth anniversary sounds like a very special occasion.
-- dhsh

Andrew Shields said...

Well, it was a great occasion, but I was not there, because of the flu. A poem of mine was read, and many fine texts were read, and a good time was had by all. Except me. :-(