The Christopher Orr and gap in the air exhibitions inspired a number of creative writing activities. Our Intern Kimberly Chan worked closely with the group PublishED to produce an Alternative Guide to the exhibitions. As a series of short texts it now stands alone as a poetic and vibrant reminder of the exhibitions.
The evening event on 6 February was fabulous – and we apologise for the delay in posting something about it! The 21 writers involved were incredible and we were overwhelmed by the standard of each short reading / performance. Since the event the Edinburgh Creative Review published a review and summary of the evening, which you can read by following the link below:
For those who missed the event you can read the stories on this site. The programme consisted of…
Jane S. F. Angel – Only the Mountain
Beth Cochrane – Tides of Vision
J. C. Robertson – In This World
Daniel Shand – An Experiment
Joan Lennon – Darkness Visible
Russell Jones – A Bag of Eyes
Petra Reid – Instructions to The Artist – Silent One
Alexandra Gushurst-Moore – Wen on Orr
Nancy Somerville – Heading for Imminent
Brian Bourner – Mountaineering
Marianne MacRae – Watchers
Carol Farrelly – The Silent One
Simon Marshall – The Frontier Inside
LesleyMay Miller – The Fault is in Ourselves
Aileen Robinson – What a Human Body is Made Of
Allyson Stack – The Crossing
Marjorie Lotfi Gill – Taking Shape
Dilys Rose – Fugue
Esteban Moreaux – The Beguiled
David Simpson – The End
IN THE HAND-OUT:
Kate Temple – The Beguiled Eye
Sara-Mae Tuson – Workaholic
Ian Richardson – Leisureland Reviews
Kathrine Sowerby – Take off Your Shoes
Jane Gardner – Until Only the Mountain Remains (an acrostic)
In only its first week this website has had over 1,600 views. That reflects a healthy appetite for creative writing and shows that there is a genuine audience out there for all the writers who generously submitted their work. We’re delighted with this response and hope that the event on Friday and our continued promotion of the project will bring even more attention to your wonderful stories and poems.
Did you know that if you ‘like’ someone’s piece on this website it will direct more people towards it? The list of titles on the ‘Jump In’ page includes the 10 pages with the most likes.
We’re delighted to launch this website featuring many of the wonderful stories and poems submitted to the Gallery during the course of Christopher Orr: The Beguiled Eye. Thank you to all those of you who submitted your creative work.
You can use this website to simply read short stories and poems – enjoying them as autonomous things. Or, you can read about the exhibition and see selected images in order to understand where the ideas derived from.