Wednesday, December 08, 2010
Thursday, December 02, 2010
I've just received my copy of this fabulous collection of prose poetry/microfiction, Exposure, from Cinnamon Press.
I'm very excited that one of my pieces is in there and am looking forward to reading the others. It seems to be a very eclectic mix of work and will keep me occupied this freezing, snow-bound December.
Exposure is an exciting anthology of prose poetry and microfiction selected by Holly Howitt and Jan Fortune-Wood from over 1,000 writers in Wales the UK and across the globe. Ranging across love, loss, hate, journeys and other oddities these finely written pieces constantly surprise, delight and challenge.
Friday, November 19, 2010
Just a brief note about Ryan Van Winkle's reading last night at Blackwell's, Edinburgh - it was a very enjoyable intro to his début collection, 'Tomorrow, we will live here,' published by Salt.
Loved the entertaining intros to the poems and of course the suit.
Congratulations Ryan and good luck with the book!
Wednesday, May 12, 2010
It was good to catch up with everyone and especially good to listen to extracts from the novel - Lesley's deadpan humour and the voice of her narrator were definitely a hit with the audience and her accutely observed descriptions resonated with everyone. I'm looking forward to reading it. The structure is especially intriguing - past and present interwoven in a way she hadn't anticipated as she was writing it.
Good stuff...and the packed room demonstrated just how popular Lesley's novels are.
Sunday, February 07, 2010
My speaking-partner was Genevieve Ryan, an illustrator and recent graduate of ECA, with whom I worked last year. We were asked to provide some insight into our work and practice, focusing on the collaborative Text/Image piece we published last year as part of an ECA/Edinburgh Uni partnership.
The other participants came from a diverse range of disciplines; underground music festival creators, digital music, zines, graphic art etc.
Yuck & Yum - arts organisation & zine
Johanna Basford & Lyall Bruce (aka SooperDD) - illustrator & graphic artist collaboration
Arika - creators of underground music and film festivals
Genevieve Ryan & Jo Swingler - illustrator & writer collaboration
Colliderscope - animation & musician collaboration
V&A Dundee - a talk from the action group Co-ordinator, Georgina Follett
Having enjoyed the process so much, Gen and I are definitely up for creating a longer piece; possibly a complete collection of images/stories.
Lots to look forward to and I'll be exploring the Central Station site more...there's so much exciting work there already...
The launch event is part of the Aye Write! Festival through in Glasgow on 6th March and will feature one of my favourite novelists of the moment, Ewan Morrison.