Events - Festival 2019

12 Showcase

Saturday 10 March, 13:00 - 14:00
The Town Hall, Queens Gardens - Council Chamber

Reading and performance by members of the 12 collective

12 is a collective of women writers using a shared Google document to post monthly poems in response to one another's writing. The collective originally formed at the request of Sophia Hao, curator at Cooper Gallery in Dundee, in order to create work echoing the collaborative Feministo Postal Art Event of 1975-77. For that project, women made art at home and posted it to one another, generating home-based art collections and a tight-knit community of women artists.

The poets in the collective so enjoyed writing in a safe and easily accessible space, with a simple constraint and so much support garnered from working alongside of and in response to one another's creativity, that they decided to continue throughout the year 2017, with one poet writing a lead poem each month and all the others writing a response.

The writers in the collective are Tessa Berring, Anne Laure Coxam, Lynn Davidson, Georgi Gill, Marjorie Lotfi Gill, Jane Goldman, Rachel McCrum, Jane McKie, Theresa Munoz, Alice Tarbuck, Karen Veitch and JL Williams. This event will showcase a selection of the poets and writing of the 12 collective.

This event is presented in partnership with the 12 collective writing project

Lynn Davidson: Suzanne Livingstone
Theresa Muñoz: Iain Clark


Council Chamber – The Town Hall, Queens Gardens

Location: At the top of Queens Gardens, on the corner with South Street

Includes: Council Chamber, Supper Room, Auditorium/Public Hall, Fife Contemporary foyer

Right in the centre of St Andrews, The Town Hall...