Friday, 24 October 2014

Gatehouse Press Events 27 & 28 October 2014

Here are the details of two events that my followers may be interested if they live in London or Norwich:


Dear friends,

Gatehouse Press are excited to announce the launch of our first Lighthouse pamphlet by Edwin Kelly, 'And After This I Saw', a selection from the writing of Julian of Norwich.

What if we thought of God as distress and not comfort? In this new selected edition of the work of Julian of Norwich, poet Edwin Kelly gives us a fresh take on the experiences that Julian recorded so passionately after rising from what she believed was her deathbed. Kelly explores how the difficulty of approaching God in language can become an integral part of the process of revelation. Through interleaving different manuscript versions of Julian’s work we are lead on a journey that entwines the history of the Showing of Love with its physical presence. Sometimes raw and gripping, sometimes tender, Kelly’s versions of Julian’s work reveal the poetry that lies in Julian’s search for meaning in her visions.

Edwin Kelly grew up in Limerick, Ireland, but now lives in Dublin. His poems and translations have appeared in the UK and Ireland. He studied creative writing on the MA programme at the University of East Anglia, and is the writing editor for the translation website VerseJunkies.

Kelly first appeared in issue #1 of Lighthouse with a few pieces of Julian translations. He later appeared in issue #5 to talk about the translation process.

To celebrate the publication of the pamphlet, we are holding two events, one at the Julian Centre in Norwich and the other at Lambeth Palace.

We are launching the publication at Lambeth Palace, London on Monday 27th of October at 6pm and at The Julian Centre at 7pm, Norwich, on Tuesday 28th October.

Lambeth Palace Event - Monday 27th October, 6pm.

In association with the Friends of Lambeth Palace Library, you are warmly invited to attend a special reading of 'And After This I Saw : Selections from the work of Julian of Norwich' the exciting new book by Edwin Kelly, with a Q&A session and light refreshments.

Attendance is free but booking is essential. Please RSVP by Friday 24th October to: Angus Sinclair on 0207 898 1263 or by email

Entry will be via the gatehouse opposite Lambeth Bridge.

Julian Centre Event - Tuesday 28th October, 7pm.

The Julian Centre are pleased to host the Norwich launch of And After This I Saw. The Julian Centre in located just off Rouen Road, on St Julian's Alley.

There will be an introduction to the event from Revd Robert Fruehwirth.

Any questions about the events or the pamphlet can be emailed to

Very best,
Andrew McDonnell
Director - Gatehouse Press


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