The Poetry of Radio

25 Mar ‘15

1.00PM - 2.00PM
Speaker: Emeritus Professor Sean Street

Venue: Pathfoot Lecture Theatre, University of Stirling

The University of Stirling and the Division of Communications, Media and Culture invite you to a public lecture by Sean Street.

Emeritus Professor Sean Street is a poet, writer and radio broadcaster, and was the first professor of radio in the UK. He is visiting the Division of Communications, Media & Culture to speak to students of radio about some of the themes in his recent book "The Poetry of Radio", and to discuss how sound is a poetic medium. When used creatively it can "unlock new ways of seeing and making in radio production, particularly in the field of documentaries and features". Professor Street will also be speaking at the Charles Parker Day conference in Glasgow on 27th March, an event he established some years ago and which celebrates radio feature making, past, present and future.

Seán Street writes: I began my working life as an actor, and theatre remains a great love, reflected these days in a number of works for the stage. My other great passions are for radio and poetry, two fields which I see as being closely related in some ways. I have worked as a practitioner in radio features since 1970, both in the BBC and in the independent sector, and a number of my published poems pick up where the radio programme ends. My prose works have explored both these areas.

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