[DWJ] memorial being recorded?

Amy Harlib aharlib at earthlink.net
Thu Apr 26 10:14:44 EDT 2012

aharlib at earthlink.net
Wow!  I wish there was a recording of most of this we could appreciate.
Thanks.  I miss her.
Amy in NYC
-----Original Message----- 
From: Meredith MacArdle 
Sent: Thursday, April 26, 2012 10:09 AM 
To: Diana Wynne Jones discussion 
Subject: Re: [DWJ] memorial being recorded? 

Well I thought it was a very moving event and a good celebration of Diana's
life and work. It took about 2 hours with an interval, cos there were a lot
of speakers, although everyone  only spoke for a few  minutes.

The order was:

Video presentation

Slides of photographs of Diana

Michael Burrow

(son) Introduction

Nick Tucker

Diana's childhood

Isobel  Armstrong

Being a sister

Richard Burrow

(son) Funeral speech

Colin Burrow

Radio talk condensed

Laura Cecil

(agent) The way Diana wrote

Video presentation

Archer's Goon/Howl's Moving Castle

Greer Gilman

(poet) Reading Diana in youth

Stella Paskins

(editor) Editing Diana: discovering her books

Sharyn November

(editor) Transatlantic view

Meredith McArdle

(fan) Website etc.

Gili Bar-Hillel

(translator) Translating Diana


Audio/Video presentation

Freedom Dance and Love Duet (from Black Maria ballet)

Robin McKinley

Being a fellow writer

Chris Bell

My best friend

Sharyn November

Reads presentation from Neil Gaiman

Dave Devereux

Being with Diana in the last days

Ursula Jones

(sister) Reading from new novel

Audio presentation

Diana recalls how she came to write her first books


Michael Burrow

Thanks etc.

Video presentation

Slides of photographs of Diana

The unfinished novel sounded great. It was told from the point of view of a
girl who feels a complete failure because she went through a ritual being
locked up for the night in what sounded like a sort of long-barrow tomb
type thing, during which every female member of her family experiences a
vision. And she did not ... or did she?

I hope we get to find out.

There was also an amazing tower of books of some of the different editions.

Thanks to Cathy and Minnow for helping organise it. I took photos which I
will put up on the website soon (ish).

cheers, Meredith

On 26 April 2012 14:28, Martha Hixon <marthahixon at gmail.com> wrote:

> Ahem,
> those of us who did not get to attend the memorial are eagerly awaiting a
> report on the event from those of you who did. :-)
> Martha
> Dr. Martha P. Hixon
> Department of English
> Middle Tennessee State University
> Murfreesboro, TN 37132
> 615-898-2599 / martha.hixon at mtsu.edu
> On Fri, Apr 20, 2012 at 4:26 AM, <minnow at belfry.org.uk> wrote:
> > On Thu, 19 Apr 2012 16:38:56 -0500
> > Martha Hixon <marthahixon at gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> > > Did anyone ever announce whether there is going to be any sort of
> > > recording of the memorial event, either live or for viewing
> > > afterwards, and visual or audio?
> >
> > I didn't announce anything because I didn't know.
> >
> > I can now say definitely that we have not arranged this.  I'm sorry: it
> > was just too complicated.  The venue has a public performance
> > licence (it is used for Radio 3 lunchtime concerts), so they have a
> > bunch of requirements for recording and visual recording that I don't
> > think we could have met.
> >
> > Minnow
> >
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