So much has been happening, and is happening… here are details and invitations for you:
I finished up at the Scottish Poetry Library in November and will be starting at my new job as Projects and Engagement Coordinator for the Institute for Academic Development at the University of Edinburgh next week – exciting! Here is a super nice SPL Post that dear Colin Waters, SPL Communications Manager, wrote for my leaving. Here too, on that subject, is a pre-election piece for the SRB he wrote mentioning my fateful meeting with Hillary Clinton so long ago that might remind you of those more innocent pre-Trump days.
Tomorrow I’m reading poetry at The Flint & Pitch Revue #2 along with a whole host of dizzyingly talented folks, so please do come along if you can make it. It’s at the Bongo Club at 7pm and you can book your tickets here.
Then on Saturday I’ll be at Cooper Gallery in Dundee for the Of Other Spaces: Where Does Gesture Become Event? International Symposium 12-Hour Action Group, starting at 11am and, you guessed it, ending at 11pm. I’ve been curating a collaborative writing project with 11 other Edinburgh-based writers in response to material in this incredible show, and it’s been such a stimulating, inspiring and redemptive experience to be making this collective work, especially over these past trying weeks. We’ll be performing some of the texts, which will also appear shortly on the Cooper Gallery website. You can come to this Symposium as well, it’s free but you need to RSVP here.
There’s more to tell, but I think I will stop here for now and promise more soon. Hope to see you at one or both of these events, or somewhere else very soon!