Riversmeet focuses on high quality writing, performance and teaching which engages with contemporary issues by linking the past to the present.
In every era the attempt must be made anew to wrest tradition away from a conformism that is about to overwhelm it.
-Walter Benjamin 1940
New Book My World Café
Our new Riversmeet book is My World Café “a stew of food stories, memories and recipes from around the world, ranging from popcorn to borscht, apple strudel to burritos, baklava to teriyaki. Each chapter includes a brief history of the food, a personal memory and a recipe.” Read more here...
New Riversmeet Monologue
New Blog Post The Bread Baker Looks Within part two
Gilles Madan ‘The Journey of a Poet Part Two’
Gilles Madan on the process of becoming a poet and the power of poetry to connect the past to the present through our common humanity.
New Riversmeet Course
Virginia Woolf’s ‘Mrs Dalloway’ is back by popular demand. The next Riversmeet Slow Reading Course starts 31st August 2023 (zoom groups start w/c 11th September 2023)
New blog piece
Following the Claude McKay Colloquium at the University of Aix-Marseille Richard Bradbury considers his relationship with the work of this celebrated and notorious early twentieth century writer.