Joni Mitchell:The Song Poet: Dr Graham McFarlane & Margaret Norwich

" Joni Mitchell - Reckless Daughter, an appreciation of her as a Song Poet from 1968 to the present. Song Poems from her albums - Song to a Seagull [68]; Clouds [69]; Ladies of the Canyon [70]; Blue [71]; Court & Spark [74]; The Hissing of Summer Lawns [75]; Hejira [76] up to Shine [07]."

Tutor: Dr Graham McFarlane & Margaret Norwich

"Dr Graham McFarlane was a Senior Education Officer before retiring. He is a published author on ‘World Religions’, and since retiring has been researching Leading Baby Boomers; Bedford’s diversity from pre-history to the 2011 Census and beyond; and 20th century song poets, the latest being Joni Mitchell. Graham enjoys the research collaborations with Newman University, REC Bedford and U3A – he is a great believer in Lifelong Learning. Margaret Norwich studied liberal arts at Vassar College, New York and read English at Girton College, Cambridge.  She has worked in publishing, higher education and the voluntary sector. She lectured on English Language & Literature for many years at Bedford College/De Montfort University, and was Tutor/Organiser for the WEA in Bedfordshire. Her interests include the poetry of Sylvia Plath, the novels of Hilary Mantel, the plays of Tom Stoppard, and the redemptive power of rock music."