Thursday 27th October

Celebration of Margaret Tait


6pm @ MANY Studios

Margaret Tait (1918-1999) was an Orcadian poet and filmmaker for whom words and images made the world real. If film, for Tait, was a poetic medium, her poems are works of craft and observation that are generous and independent in their vision of the world, poems that make seeing happen.

Sarah Neely (University of Stirling) will present a series of fragments from Tait’s archive, exploring the late filmmaker’s practice.  Laura Edbrook (Glasgow School of Art) will present ‘It is this it is this, it is this’, a performative video-essay (co-written with Sarah Forrest and commissioned by MAP as part of the Footnoting the Archive season) on the manner of ‘distance from’ and ‘closeness to’ in the work and life of Tait. Finally, there will be a screening of the filmpoem ‘West of Dalabrog’ by Susannah Ramsay (University of Stirling).

Margaret Tait’s filmpoem ‘Where I Am Is Here’ is part of the exhibition Palimpsest, curated by nick-e melville and Lila Matsumoto. This free exhibition, which is part of the Outside-In/ Inside-Out Poetry Festival, runs until 13th November; opening times are Thursdays-Saturdays 12-5pm. More information on the exhibition can be found here.

Book your free tickets to this event here: Celebration of Margaret Tait.

Thursday 10th November

Squeezer Collective and Greg Thomas



Squeezer Collective are Jude Browning, Lila Matsumoto, Daphne de Sonneville and Kim W. Wilson. Greg Thomas is a researcher at University of Edinburgh. Together and apart they will be exploring performance texts that blur the distinction between concrete poetry, visual poetry, and art writing. Music provided by Crap as Hell DJs.

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Friday 7th October 2016

Outside Chance


7pm @ Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, City of Music Studio

An Open Mic Extravaganza, featuring quickfire 3 minute readings by local and invited poets. A celebration of the vitality of contemporary poetry in Glasgow and beyond. Some slots will be held back for the evening.

Image: from Jerome Rothenberg and Susan Bee The Burning Babe and Other Poems (Granary Books, 2005)

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Thursday 6th October 2016

Outside and Subterranean Poetry Night


 7.30pm @ The Poetry Club

An exciting evening of readings and performances exploring outside and subterranean poetry in The Poetry Club!

Performers include:

Maggie O’Sullivan, Susan Bee, Julie Carr, Liliane Lijn, nick-e melville, Will Rowe, Charles Bernstein, Gerry Loose, Peter Manson and Gerrie Fellows.

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Wednesday 5th October 2016

Barbaric Vast and Wild Launch

7.30pm @ Centre for Contemporary Art (CCA)

Readings and performances to celebrate the launch of Barbaric Vast & Wild: An Assemblage of Outside & Subterranean Poetry from Origins to Present edited by Jerome Rothenberg and John Bloomberg-Rissman.

Performers include: Jerome Rothenberg, John Bloomberg-Rissman, Nicole Peyrafitte, Pierre Joris, Diane Rothenberg, John Goodby, Holly Pester, Andrea Brady and Aonghas MacNeacail.

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Tuesday 4th October 2016

Palimpsest Exhibition Opening + Outside-in / Inside-out Launch

5 pm @ MANY Studios

Join us to celebrate the launch of Outside-in / Inside-out Festival (sponsored by AHRC Digital Transformations Theme Leader Fellowship) and the opening of the exhibition Palimpsest, curated by nick-e melville and Lila Matsumoto.

Palimpsest presents works that have different relations to layers, or layering, as a creative process, including ‘Unnamed Terrains,’ a new suite of prints by Tom Schofield, ‘Where I Am Is Here,’ a film by Orcadian Film Poetry pioneer Margaret Tait and pieces by contemporary visual poets working in Scotland.

Readings from John Bloomberg-Rissman, Nuala Watt and Nat Raha.

There will be complimentary drinks, thanks to our sponsorship partners Sipsmith.

Image: Left: Still from ‘Where I am is Here’, Margaret Tait; Right: Tom Schofield, from ‘Unnamed Terrains’

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