Ryan at International Nilüfer Poetry Festival

November 3, 2016

From 3-5 November I’ll be at the International Nilüfer Poetry Festival in Turkey. If you’re in Northern Turkey, do come and say hello.

Thursday 3 November

19.30: Konak Cultural Center – “What’s Inside Poets’ Backpack?” – Poetry Readings

(Participant Poets: Ahmet Telli, Birhan Keskin, Darija Zilic, Deniz Durukan, Emel İrtem, Hans Thill, Hilmi Haşal, Hüseyin Yurttaş, küçük İskender, Marc Delouze, Ryan Van Winkle, Tara Skurtu, Ülkü Tamer, Zafer Şenocak, Zoe Skoulding)

Friday 4 November

14.00: The Şahinkaya School – “The Sound of Poetry is Together with the Youth”

“What Does The Poetry Do To Us ?” – Talk

(Participants: Darija Zilic, Deniz Durukan, Emel İrtem, Ryan Van Winkle)

Saturday 5 November

“Poetry Against Nuclear Power” Peace Pledge Union Project Manifesto Reading by Mustafa Köz -Turkish Writers’ Union President

Poetry Readings by: Ahmet Telli, Darija Zilic, Deniz Durukan, Emel İrtem, Hilmi Haşal, Hüseyin Yurttaş, Karin Karakaşlı, Marc Delouze, Orhan Alkaya, Ryan Van Winkle, Tara Skurtu , Ülkü Tamer, Zafer Şenocak, Zoe Skoulding.

Ryan makes Enemies in the North

March 28, 2013

This Saturday (30 March) I’ll be jaunting down the west coast to sunny Manchester to join SJ Fowler and his awesome collaboration project Enemies. From 5-9.30pm in the Annexe Room of the Cornerhouse, let us take you on a journey of original collaborations in poetry, sonic art and visual art, celebrating the resurgent energy of the northwest innovative poetry scene. Enemies in the North will also see the launch of “Gilles de Rais” (by David Kelly and SJ) and “The Estates of Westeros” (by Ben Morris and SJ), two books in boxes, published by Like This Press; also “Elephanche” (by Marcus Slease and SJ), a book of poemplays, published by Department Press. If you hadn’t noticed, SJ is a busy busy man.

The show will feature so many pairs of awesome creators. These pairs are: Zoe Skoulding & Robert Sheppard; Richard Barrett & Nathan Thompson; Sarah Crewe & Jo Langton; Michael Egan & Bobby Parker; Steven Waling & Matt Dalby; Adam Steiner & Eleanor Rees; Alec Newman & yours truly; James Byrne & Sandeep Parmar; SJ Fowler & Marcus Slease; Daniele Pantano & David Kelly; Tom Jenks & Chris McCabe & Ben Morris. If there isn’t a tag team on that list that quickens your pulse, you may well not have a pulse.

What: Enemies in the North

Where: Cornerhouse, 70 Oxford Street, Manchester, M1 5NH (adjacent to Oxford St Station)

When: Saturday 30 March, 5-9.30pm


Hope to see you there!