Outside-in / Inside-out poetry festival coming to Glasgow
- Rebecca Monks
- 26 September 2016
World-class writers come together for event showcasing Scotland's international poetry scene
Scotland's newest poetry festival, Outside-in / Inside-out launches in Glasgow this autumn. The festival is an exploration of the margins of poetic activity, which celebrates Scotland's connection with the world's poetry scene. As such, over 70 international poets will be appearing at the festival, including Charles Bernstein, Jerome Rothenberg, Maggie O'Sullivan and Sandeep Parmar.
As well as readings, the festival features a range of talks, visual art exhibitions and creative performance pieces. Barbaric Vast and Wild: A Celebration (Wed 5 Oct, CCA), which celebrates the work of Jerome Rothenberg and John Bloomberg-Rissman. The Poetry Club is hosting Outside and Subterranean Poetry Night (Thu 6 Oct), which includes performances from celebrated experimental poet Maggie O'Sullivan, American poet Charles Bernstein and more.
Palimpsest (MANY Studios, Tue 4 Oct-Sun 20 Nov) is an exhibition curated by nick-e melville and Lila Matsumoto, which presents works that have different relations to layers, or layering, as a creative process. A highlight of this exhibition is 'Unnamed Terrains,' a new suite of prints by Tom Schofield. Design & The Concrete Poem (Lighthouse Gallery, Mon 28 Sep--Thu 6 Oct) brings together material by some of the leading Concrete, Sound and Visual Poetry pioneers in the UK – including works by Stephen Bann, Thomas A. Clark, Bob Cobbing,
There's also a Symposium at the University of Glasgow (Wed 5 & Thu 6 Oct), Glasgow Women's Library (Fri 7 Oct) and MANY Studios (Sat 8 Oct), which comprises panel discussions, performances and conversations with leading critics and commentators on contemporary poetics. The symposium is open to the public.
More programme details can be found at the festival's blog. Outside-in / Inside-out is co-organised and curated by Jeffrey Robinson, Lila Matsumoto, nick-e melville, Nuala Watt and Colin Herd.
Outside-in / Inside-out, various venues, Glasgow, until Sun 20 Nov.