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Rhona Warwick Paterson
Reading and Making
30th November 2019 | 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Free | Booking advised
Rhona Warwick Paterson will read Elizabeth Bishop’s poem The Moose, published in 1976, in dialogue with recordings of Bishop herself reading the poem and discussing her daily routine. The audience will be invited to make small clay forms with her as the reading progresses.
The title of CAMPLE LINE’s autumn exhibition From narrow provinces is taken from the poem’s first line.
Warwick Paterson has said: ‘The clay forms I make are a result of writers block; my frustration in finding the right word is worked out through clay, sometimes thrown in desperation, sometimes coaxed out slowly. I listen to PennSound and put on a reading, hoping the combination between hearing words and working the clay will help. Often it does and I dedicate whatever is made to the poet I’ve listened to. [This] is the first public performance of this very private activity.’
Rhona Warwick Paterson studied at The Glasgow School of Art where writing emerged as her practice, particularly in response to sculpture. She has since been commissioned by many established artists to write poems in dialogue with their own creative process and practice. These include: Edmund de Waal, David Ward, Clare Woods, Tessa Lynch and Corin Sworn. She won the Scottish Book Trust award for Poetry in 2018 and is currently working on her first collection.
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