XVIII International Celebration Lake Orta, 28th-30th September 2018
note: Orta is small, venues likewise. Only a limited number of places available for participants.
Let me know please by email if you wish to participate. No Tickets but Donations (see Contact page)
Celebration began Friday afternoon, 28th September at 3.30 pm in the Palazzotto with Pupils Meet Poets
mini workshops for liceo students facilitated by poets.
Students of the British School in MIlan
Mayor of Orta with students from two schools
Palazzotto, Orta San Giulio
Mini workshops facilitated by poets
Poets participating include:
Dorothy Yamamoto, Elisabeth Rowe, Derek Sellen, Maggie Butt, Miriam Calleja, Jenna Plewes,
Mary Anne Smith. Stephanie Green, Scott Elder, Susi Clare, Anne Stewart, Peter Duff, Anne Ballard,
Barry Tempest, Jane Burn, Philip Morre, Natalie Whittaker, Sarah Barr, Sean Martin, Christopher North
We are delighted to have with us this year
who will present "I libri scrigni" di Gilberto Rolla in her talk
"Image, Poetry, Imagination"
Palazzotto, Orta, Saturday 29th October, following the Silver Wyvern Awards
There will be the traditional Itinerant Readings in the woods and chapels of Sacro Monte Don't forget the Poets' Last Supper - contact Susi Clare over the weekend.
POTL thanks for their support: Citta' di Orta
Alessi, poetrypf, Unione Turistico Lago d'Orta,
CasaFantini, Hotel San Rocco, Albergo Leon d'Oro, Olina,
Fondazione BPN per il territorio, and all the poets
who come and contribute to the Celebration with their presence and their poems
XV Poetry on the Lake Celebration 9-11th October 2015 Carol Ann Duffy, Gillian Clarke, Imtiaz Dharker
and international poets
POETS READING ON SACRO MONTE 2015
places limited, please book. Events free to entrants of the spring competition,
all others please make a donation ( suggested 50 euro but no limits...) before end September
(button on Contact page)
Given the enthusiasm of the poets and the organiser and
notwithstanding the disastrous lack of funds, we held the 15th event.
NOTE: when booking hotels (see Staying page) & taxi/minibus (Davide at email@example.com)
please mention Poetry on the Lake (you should get a discount)
n.b. events at Orta, most readings in the Palazzotto (Palazzo dell'Universita' della Riviera)
in Piazza Motta (the old building on columns)
Traditional Poets' dinner Sunday 11th October - contact Susi firstname.lastname@example.org
Poetry on the Lake XIV Celebration Friday 10th-Sunday 12th October 2014 BELGIRATE - LAKE MAGGIORE (Friday & Saturday)
ORTA SAN GIULIO - LAKE ORTA (Sunday)
* Sundasy ore 18.00
Thesaura Naturae, Largo De Gregori
‘HILDEGARD OF BINGEN – visions & inspiration’
Presentation of the anthology
con il sostegno di:
Alessi, BPN Fondazione per il territorio, Hotel Villa Carlotta, Regione Piemonte,
Comuni di Belgirate e di Orta San Giulio
1-3 October, 2010, 10th International
Poetry Celebration Thanks to all who participated!
PALAZZOTTO, Piazza Motta
M.C. Robert Morley
presentation of the anthologies 2010
‘Reflections on LakeOrta’
a collection of poems inspired by the lake, illustrated with colour photos.
usual price €22, on this occasion €18 (poets who have contributed receive a complimentary copy.and may buy further copies for € 15)
'From the Lake-side' Brief writings and anecdotes by authors past & present
Ferry, Piazza Motta 17.15
to celebrate Gianni Rodari
'The Poetry Cruise'
Lake Orta – Omegna
in collaboration with the Città di Omegna
*‘The Poetry Journey’
Ireland Fund of Monaco poet-in-residence at
the Princess Grace Irish Library in Monaco
* SALA TALLONE, ISOLA SAN GIULIO 4.00 p.m. thanks to Elisa and Elena Tallone
Silver Wyvern Awards
H.M. Consul General
Dr Laurence Bristow-Smith
‘The poetics of Carol Ann Duffy’
Bernardino Nera e & Floriana Marinzuli
Carol Ann Duffy
prizewinners present and reading will receive, besides the cash prize,
an object of design La Stanza dello Scirocco, designed by Mario Trimarchi for ALESSI
Poetry on the Lake thanks ALESSI for their support
Sacro Monte, Chapel I, 11.00
winners 2007 in Sala Tallone
* Some past events:
Saturday, 8th May
5.00 p.m.British Council, Milan
presentation of X Celebration, 1-3 October 2010
together with showing of ITV film The South Bank Show
that was partly filmed at the IX POTL Celebration
and was broadcast 6th December 2009 on Channel One
with thanks to ITV
Sunday 21st March, 2010
UNESCO WORLD POETRY DAY
"Poetry takes wing"
Sunday 7th March
"La poesia è femmina"
Piazza Ragazzoni, Orta San Giulio
con per te da Orta
and at Omegna, Saturday 6th March
"Have a heart!" "Prendere il mio cuore!"
Poems for St Valentine's Day
Isola San Giulio, Sunday 14 February, 2010
IX Poetry on the LakeCelebration Silver Wyvern Awards:
25-27 September, 2009, Orta San Giulio
with Carol Ann Duffy, Jo Shapcott, Penelope Shuttle, Caroline Carver,
Michael Swan, Will Stone , Barry Tempest, Kate Miller, Wayne Price,
Ann Gray et al
M.C. Robert Morley
H.M. Consul General Dr Laurence Bristow-Smith kindly consented to present the prizes at the Silver Wyvern Awards on Saturday afternoon
21st February, Ameno. Palazzo Tornielli, The Tristan Codas : poetry and dance inspired by the story of Tristan and Isotto with poet: Alan Bern (California) and Lucinda Weaver (New York). Angela Passerello reading "Ananta delle voci bianche".
25th April, Cornwall : Poetry on the Lake at Pendennis Castle, Falmouth, a huge success and a most enjoyable event, thanks to organiser Caroline Carver, assisted by Moira Andrew and the Falmouth Poetry Society. Poets participating included previous Poetry on the Lake adjudicators: Jo Shapcott, Penelope Shuttle, John Hartley Williams, Michael Swan, together with James Byrne, editor of The Wolf, and Sandeep Parmar .
15th May, Baveno: Gabriel Griffin presents Poetry on the Lake at the Camera di Commercio di Verbania in the course of the Round Table Piemonte Donna, Le Donne, la Cultura e l’Arte: un impegno al femminile", con il sostegno del “Comitato per la promozione dell’Imprenditoria Femminile”. organized by arch Mirella Motta. The prefetto di Verbania, S.E. dr R. Ubaldi, amante della poesia di Elisabeth Barrett Browning intervened.
11-12th July, Ameno: Poetry in the Lake participates in Studi Aperti.
25-27 September, Poetry on the LakeIX Celebration
12th February 2008 : Carol Ann Duffy reading at Hotel San Rocco (English /Italian) .
Reading with Carol Ann was Michael J.Woods,editor of Tandem poetry magazine. The audience included teachers and students from The Chase School, Malvern.
Basilica St. Giulio
Carol Ann Duffy and Anna Maria Cànopi, Abbess of the Benedictine monastery Mater Ecclesiae
reading in the island basilica in English and in Italian