Jess Richards – Visiting Correspondent

Jess Richard’s response to Sally Morgan’s work In the Hollow of Your Hand  was published in the Sunday Times on 14/6/2015 and on the Scottish Book Trust website, here:

http://scottishbooktrust.com/blog/writing/2015/06/undrowned-by-jess-richards#.VX0LxHyk4Ps.

Jess Richards’ debut novel, Snake Ropes, was published by Sceptre in 2012. Snake Ropes was shortlisted for the Green Carnation Prize, the Costa First Novel Award 2012 and the Scottish Book Awards 2013. She was awarded residencies at Cove Park in 2013 and at the Ardtornish Estate (in partnership with the Scottish Book Trust) in 2014. Her second novel, Cooking with Bones, was published by Sceptre in 2013/14. She is currently working on her third novel, and received an award from Creative Scotland’s Artist and Creative Talent Programme (2014) to enable her to begin this project.

A Visiting Correspondent conducts a research residency and creatively responds to academic/artistic programs unfolding in a Fluid States event. They will capture, critique and expand the contribution of the PSi#21 Fluid States through the lens of their own research agendas, and their response to the place, the activities, and the conversations unfolding during the activities. Their contributions, and their textual, visual, sonic, video or other interventions will become a critical component of PSi#21 Fluid States, navigating the topics and the terrain for a global audience, and, where there is interest in pursuing it, their contributions may also become part of PSi publications – e.g. journal issues – coming out of PSi#21 Fluid States.

A part of the programme for Deep Anatomy – a regional cluster for Performance Studies International #21 globally dispersed conference on Long Island, The Bahamas, April 26-May10, 2015.

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