Rest, Reset, Renew: the creative self

Photograph of Killarney Lakes, Killarney National Park, County Kerry (c) Shauna Gilligan Flannery O'Connor states in her wonderful essay "The Nature and Aim of Fiction", Fiction is about everything human and we are made out of dust, and if you scorn getting yourself dusty, then you shouldn't try to write fiction. It's not a grand … Continue reading Rest, Reset, Renew: the creative self

Writers Read: Vanessa Gebbie “The Coward’s Tale” (Re-post from July 2012)

Doris Sommer in her article "Art and Accountability" (which investigates, among other things, cultural agency), declares that "Constraint is a condition of creativity, not a nemesis." In this, a time of world-wide constraint, it is worth turning to our creative impulses and seeing how they behave. Out on a hill walk with my daughter, I … Continue reading Writers Read: Vanessa Gebbie “The Coward’s Tale” (Re-post from July 2012)

Imagining History: New writing in Exhibition Pamphlet Oriel y Bont, University of South Wales.

Black and White Cover of Exhibition Pamphlet - Imagining History I thoroughly enjoyed both the process of responding to the art and reading the resulting writing in the Imagining History Exhibition Pamphlet. The exhibition was held in Oriel y Bont, University of South Wales, from 1 November to 17 December 2021. In the words of … Continue reading Imagining History: New writing in Exhibition Pamphlet Oriel y Bont, University of South Wales.