Dryad Press is a venue sponsor at the McGregor Poetry Festival 24-26 August 2018!
Find our poets at the following events:
Saturday, 25 August 2018 at 10:00: Joan Hambidge and Douglas Reid Skinner read from Hambidge’s new collection of work in translation, The Coroner’s Wife
Saturday, 25 August 2018 at 12:00: gain valuable tips at Michèle Betty’s workshop, Optimising your Journal Submissions for Selection
Saturday, 25 August 2018 at 16:00: Dryad poets Stephen Symons and Michèle Betty read both new work and from their current collections
Sunday, 26 August 2018 at 11:00: Douglas Reid Skinner, Michèle Betty and Stephen Symons engage with Joan Hambidge on their favourite poems
Dryad Press is delighted to be attending the Vrystaat Kunstefees in July 2018
Come join us on Thursday, 12 July at 13:00 for the Bloemfontein launch of Tony Ullyatt’s debut poetry collection, An Unobtrusive Vice. Tony Ullyatt will be in conversation with renowned poet and writer Kobus Moolman.
DRYAD PRESS LAUNCHES JOAN HAMBIDGE’S, THE CORONER’S WIFE
Dryad Press invites you to the launch of Joan Hambidge’s, The Coroner’s Wife: Date: Wednesday, 20 June 2018 Venue: David Krut Projects Address: Montebello Design Centre, Newlands Avenue, Newlands Time: 18:00 for 18.30 Interview: Joan Hambidge will be in conversation with publisher, Michèle Betty
DRYAD PRESS AT THE FRANSCHHOEK LITERARY FESTIVAL, 18-20 MAY 2018
Dryad Press is excited to announce that poets from the Dryad Press Living Poets Series will be reading from their work at the Franschhoek Literary Festival.
Join Tony Ullyatt and Michèle Betty at 14:00 on Saturday, 19 May 2018 for a reading and discussion titled, The Threshold Between and then stay to listen to Beverly Rycroft read with poets Karin Schimke and Kerry Hammerton, at their reading, They f*ck you up your Mum and Dad.
The Franschhoek Literary Festival provides poets, authors and literature lovers alike with a unique opportunity to celebrate their craft. As the venues are cosy, seats will sell out fast, so book your tickets early online at www.flf.co.za to avoid disappointment.
PHOTOS OF THE EXCLUSIVE BOOKS POETRY SESSION
Thanks to Exclusive Books for hosting such a successful reading.
Thanks also to Nielen Prinsloo, Emma Rycroft and their band for providing such excellent music beforehand and to Stephen Symons, Michèle Betty and Beverly Rycroft whose readings were so engaging and to everyone who supported the event and were bold enough to read at the open mic session afterwards. Watch this space for the next Dryad Press reading at Exclusive Books!
EXCLUSIVE BOOKS POETRY SESSION – 28 MARCH 2018
Join Dryad Press and Exclusive Books, Cavendish for a reading by poets from the Dryad Press Living Poets Series
Join us at 18h00 for 18h30 on Wednesday, 28 March 2018 at Exclusive Books, Cavendish to hear poets Beverly Rycroft, Michèle Betty and Stephen Symons read from their collections both featured and forthcoming in the Dryad Press Living Poets Series.
If you are a poet, come a little early to add your name to read at the OPEN MIC SESSION!
TONY ULLYATT – AN UNOBTRUSIVE VICE
Thank you to everyone who attended the launch of Tony Ullyatt’s An Unobtrusive Vice. The illuminating interviews by Joan Hambidge and the insightful readings by Tony Ullyatt, contributed toward two special events.
LAUNCH DETAILS – AN UNOBTRUSIVE VICE
Dryad Press is delighted to announce the launch of Prof Tony Ullyatt’s debut collection, An Unobtrusive Vice on 20 & 21 February 2018.
“Tony Ullyatt is that rare thing: a poet’s poet, but at the same time utterly accessible. His poems are deliciously dense, his images rich and sharp, and his tone ironical lightly seasoned with humour. Poetry itself is his unobtrusive vice.”– Johann de Lange
Join us to hear renowned poet and critic Joan Hambidge in conversation with Tony Ullyatt on:
Tuesday, 20 February 2018 at David Krut Projects, Montebello Design Centre, 31 Newlands Avenue, Newlands, Cape Town at 18.00 for 18.30. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
JOIN BEVERLY RYCROFT FOR A READING OF POEMS FROM A PRIVATE AUDIENCE:
Launch of David Griessel’s, The Little Book of Mystery
Michèle Betty will be the opening speaker at the launch of David Griessel’s new exhibition. Join us for an evening celebrating the complementary nature of art and literature.
Beverly Rycroft’s, A Private Audience
Thank you to everyone who attended the two launches for Beverly Rycroft’s collection, A Private Audience. The evenings were well attended (full!) and a great success and the interviews by Joan Hambidge and Finuala Dowling brought fascinating insights into the life and work of this masterful poet.
Launch details for Beverly Rycroft’s, A Private Audience
The McGregor Poetry Festival is taking place from 24-27 August 2017. See their website http://mcgregorpoetryfestival.co.za/2017-programme/ for a detailed programme. Listen to Michèle Betty and Kobus Moolman read new poetry on 26 August 2017 and attend Michèle Betty’s workshop on 27 August 2017 on how to optimise your submissions to literary journals for acceptance.
Live Canon International Poetry Competition 2017
Live Canon International Poetry Competition: Michèle Betty’s poem, in the misperception of my life, has been long listed for the Live Canon International Poetry Prize 2017. Follow this link for the shortlist, which is to be announced on 18 August 2017: www.livecanon.co.uk/poetry-competition . Michèle’s poem will feature in the coming 2017 anthology, which will be available online on the Live Canon website.
Dryad Press is pleased to announce the launch of Unearthed: A Selection of the Best Poems Published in 2016 on Thursday, 29 June 2017. The anthology is edited by Joan Hambidge and Michèle Betty. The following poets will be in conversation with Joan Hambidge and will read from their work: Stephen Symons, Juanita Louw, Sindiswa Busuku-Mathese and Helen Moffett.
Metaphysical Balm was launched at David Krut Projects in Newlands on 23 March 2017. Here is the interview between the author and renowned poet, critic and writer Joan Hambidge, which was conducted at the launch. It provides many insights into the collection that the reader will find interesting and informative in the context of many of the sub texts contained in the collection.