12 Women Reading

Some readings featuring members of 12 and nominations worth mentioning:

12 Reading at the Glasgow Women’s Library, September 2019 (c) Sophia Hao

Saskia McCracken reading at Shore Poets:

Saskia has also recently been shortlisted for the Future Places environmental essay prize and Streetcake experimental writing prize.

Georgi Gill‘s new Limbo from Blue Diode Press launching here:

Marjorie Lotfi is one of the winners of the James Berry Poetry Prize (Bloodaxe/Newcastle University).

Also a recent poem (in response to one of Georgi’s poems!) of Marjorie’s up on Bella Caledonia:

https://bellacaledonia.org.uk/2021/08/29/poem-of-the-week-say-its-nothing/

Also one of Marjorie’s poems from 12’s Fruitmarket-published pamphlet Women on the Road was selected for the Best Scottish Poems 2020 anthology.

Jane Goldman‘s new Sekxphrastiks showcased at these two readings:

Online:

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-swoon-erratum-a-dostoyevsky-wannabe-showcase-tickets-179412957987?ref=eios

At the Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh:

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/sekxphrastiks-and-the-luna-erratum-tickets-198789303157?ref=eios

Horse-Man by Em Strang (Shearsman Books) shortlisted for the 2021 Ledbury Munthe Poetry Prize for Second Collections

Also one of Jane’s poems from 12’s Fruitmarket-published pamphlet Women on the Road was selected for the Best Scottish Poems 2020 anthology.

Jane McKie won the Wigtown 2021 Alastair Reid Pamphlet Prize.

The photo above is from a reading that members of 12 did at the Glasgow Women’s Library on Thursday, 12 September 2019. It was part of an event celebrating the launch of Sophia Hao’s wonderful book ‘Of Other Spaces: Where Does Gesture Become Event?‘, which includes poems by 12.

12 at Emma Hart’s BANGER

Women on the Road, a new publication of work by poets from 12 and Rhona Warwick Paterson in response to Emma Hart’s BANGER at the Fruitmarket Gallery, November 2018

A number of 12, joined by Rhona Warwick Paterson, performed in response to and amid Emma Hart’s BANGER at the Fruitmarket Gallery, November 2018. Photos by Chris Scott.

12: content work produce form

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From JL Williams, February 2017:

content work produce form

It was a great joy to be asked to curate a group writing project for Sophia Hao, curator at Cooper Gallery in Dundee, for their amazing International Symposium: 12-Hour Action Group.

I asked 11 women to write with me in a shared Google document over a few months at the end of 2016, and we produced poetic texts that responded first to Monica Ross’ text history or not, a selection of articles discussing Feministo & associated feminist art projects, and the artists and artwork featured in the Cooper Gallery exhibition Of Other Spaces: Where does gesture become event?, and then to one another’s writing.

You can now read our full texts and see videos of our performances here: content work produce form.

We are also pleased to announce that our group will continue this project in 2017, taking on the name ’12’.  Our group of 12 women will write in a shared Google document, one woman posting a poem each month and each of the other women responding to that poem and then to one another’s poems.  We will aim to hold readings showcasing the work as it develops, and to eventually publish the work online and/or in print.

CONTENT WORK PRODUCE FORM:

A COLLECTIVE WRITING PROJECT
PERFORMED AT THE OF OTHER SPACES 12-HOUR ACTION GROUP
SATURDAY 3 DECEMBER 2016, COOPER GALLERY DJCAD
WRITERS: TESSA BERRING, ANNE LAURE COXAM, LYNN DAVIDSON, GEORGI GILL, MARJORIE LOTFI GILL, JANE GOLDMAN, RACHEL MCCRUM, JANE MCKIE, THERESA MUNOZ, ALICE TARBUCK, KAREN VEITCH, JL WILLIAMS

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