Monday, 5 March 2018

Child's Play

For this competition from the Alpine Fellowship, you're asked to write about childhood. They're looking for something which shows, "an artisan’s humility alongside that spontaneous engagement with the work of making that rests securely upon the awareness of what Ezra Pound called ‘a live tradition’ – not as a set of limits, but as an invitation to explore, to make new and, most of all, to extend the musical possibilities of language." Hmmm. 

On the plus side, work need not be highly polished and the prize is £3,000. I have a sudden urge to explore and become securely aware ...

12 comments:

Susan A Eames said...

Good grief! That description reminds me of something I'd read in Private Eye. :)

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Is that all they want?
Sounds challenging.

Sharon Boothroyd said...

I don't understand it, so I'm unable to enter it!

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Patsy - I'm rather with Sharon on this ... but go for it! the money'd be worth it! Cheers Hilary

Wendy's Writing said...

The good news is, with instructions like this, no one will enter and we’ll all get a better chance of winning the cash!

Patsy said...

It didn't remind me of anything!

Patsy said...

It sounds confusing to me.

Patsy said...

I'm not sure what they're getting at either, Sharon.

Patsy said...

The prize is certainly tempting, Hilary.

Patsy said...

I'm sure it will put off quite a few potential entrants, Wendy.

Fay Knowles said...

Thanks for the information, Patsy. Great prize, but the competition is a bit over my head! The £3,000 is about all I understood!

Patsy said...

I understood that bit OK too!