Join us for a performance and reading with Civitella Fellows, Kate Tempest (CRF 2017), from the UK and Benedicte Maurseth (CRF 2016), from Norway, who will cross the Atlantic to share their work in New York. Hosted in a lovely private home by a generous friend of Civitella, this will be an evening of Norwegian folk fiddling, spoken word, poetry, conversation, excellent company, wine and hors d’oeuvres. Both artists will be present and celebrate new work: Kate recently released her third studio album, “The Book of Traps and Lessons” and various works of poetry and fiction, and Benedicte’s book “To Be Nothing: Conversations with Knut Hamre, Hardanger Fiddle Master” has just been published in English translation.

Kate Tempest is a playwright, poet, novelist and spoken word artist. She began performing at the age of 16. She has since emerged as one of the U.K.’s most recognized performance artists. In 2013, she won the Ted Hughes Award for her work “Brand New Ancients.” She was named a Next Generation Poet by the Poetry Book Society, a once-a-decade accolade. Her latest studio album was released this June. https://www.katetempest.co.uk/.

Benedicte Maurseth is a musician, composer and writer. She started playing the fiddle at eight years old. She tours internationally, has made several recordings, and was awarded the NOPA Music Prize, a three-year national arts grant, for her outstanding contribution to Norwegian music. Her latest book will be published in English by Terra Nova Press/ MIT Press this fall. https://www.maurseth.net/.

Thu, October 3, 2019, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM EDT

Email hope@civitella.org for the link to register.