Hail of Bright Stones

A couple of performances coming up, please come along if you are free!

Images & Words: A Double Bill, Manipulate Festival, Saturday 9th February, Traverse Theatre, 6pm
You’ll get to hear Hail of Bright Stones, the new version of James’ and my poetry and music band, Opul, and see some amazing footage by the scientist and film pioneer Eric Lucey.
@manipulatefest

100th Click Clack! Thursday 28th February, Henry’s Cellar Bar, 7.30pm Hail of Bright Stones again, perhaps experimenting with a little noisy improv… come help us celebrate one of Edinburgh’s great underground music + nights.

By jlwpoetry

Books by JL Williams include Condition of Fire (Shearsman, 2011), Locust and Marlin (Shearsman, 2014), House of the Tragic Poet (If A Leaf Falls Press, 2016), After Economy (Shearsman, 2017) and Origin (Shearsman, 2022). Published widely in journals, her poetry has been translated into numerous languages. She has read at international literature festivals and venues in the UK, Sweden, Germany, Denmark, Turkey, Cyprus, Canada, Hungary, Romania, Montenegro and the US. She wrote the libretto for the opera Snow which debuted in London in 2017, was awarded a bursary to develop a new opera with composer Samantha Fernando at the Royal Opera House and was a librettist for the award-winning 2020 covid-response Episodes project by The Opera Story. Williams curates writing events and creates workshops and professional development activities for poets. She is hopeful about the simple and mysterious power of poetry that allows us to know ourselves, each other and the world more deeply.

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