Saturday 28th March 2020


Curated by AMA BOLTON with Graeme Ryan and Ali Bacon
Morning in the Lonsdale Room / Afternoon in the Duncan Room 


I’d like to offer a morning on simple bookbinding for writers and artists. Three hours isn’t long for a practical workshop, but it will be enough to make a pocket-size portfolio and a Japanese-style binding of a few poems or a short essay or story or a series of images (or blank pages for a notebook if you prefer). There will also be printed sea-themed pages to bind as a small pamphlet.


My idea for the afternoon is to take the topic “Sea”, and wait and see what gets washed up on the shores of our imagination. Art is welcome in the form of photos or paintings or drawings for the slideshow. I’d love to see a collaboration between a writer and a visual artist. Nothing is off-limits: wild-swimming, pollution, sea levels rising, the sea as a metaphor for the deep unconscious, scuba diving, reefs and wrecks, sea creatures, storms; these are just a few that come to mind.

Subscribers so for booked in for the morning workshop:

Verona Bass
Eileen Cameron
Claire Coleman
Ann Preston
Sue Sims


Subscribers so far booked in for the afternoon performance:

Ama (curator) (George Mackay Brown’s “The Sea”)
Graeme Ryan (co-curator) (some sea poems)
Ali Bacon (co-curator)
Eileen Cameron (Giant Clam with illustrations?)
Verona Bass
Ann Preston (suggests a group reading of part of “The Ancient Mariner”. Also willing to read Causley’s “Tell me, Sarah Jane”)
Claire Coleman (some sea poems)
Andrew Lawrence (sea shanty?)
Sue Sims

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