Community Open Doors Day: Poetry Readings
The Faculty of Arts and Humanities invities you to Poetry Readings: Roseanne Watt and Harry Giles present a selection of their work.
Two PhD students from the Creative Writing Programme will present their work. Roseanne is interested in memory, landscape and language, especially her native Shetlandic. Harry, a Scots speaker from Orkney is interested in games, and the way language shapes power. The two poets will be introduced by award-winning
poet Kathleen Jamie, who is Professor of Poetry at the University of Stirling.
In conjunction with this event, Kelsey Williams will produce an Anniversary Pamphlet featuring poems by Roseanne and Harry using the Faculty’s nineteenth century printing press. This will be a limited edition pamphlet with a print run of 150, produced in advance of the Open Doors Day. Copies will be available on the day to those attending the readings with an advisory donation of £3 to the University’s Workplace Charity Scheme. The students will also receive their own copies of the pamphlet. A copy of the pamphlet will be submitted to the University Archive and additional copies kept for display in the Pathfoot Building.
Our Community Open Doors day aims to bring every part of the campus alive by inviting the local community in to join us in celebrating the anniversary. The programme includes: engaging talks; a Science Fair in the Atrium; a chance to explore the history of the University through the Archives; participation in a series of fun activities; and an adaptation of the daily mile challenge to tie the events and activities together.