SF x WBF Writer in Residency is now in its second year!
This two part residency involves the writer immersing themselves in all things Spring Fling Open Studios and then presenting work in response to the event in May at the Wigtown Book Festival in September.
Eat Up Inspired by Clare Melinsky’s ‘Baked Beans’ Eat it all up, little one, with that knife and spoon, you are one alone at your wide blue table, you are one alone. You stare to me, your mummy, as if saying ‘More, more’ but I know you won’t finish
Compromise after Forrest Picnic, by Clare Dawdry and Geoff Forrest He wanted a hamper to carry with him, she wanted bowls of blue, he wanted a stick to sling over his shoulder, she wanted a shape her hands knew, he wanted to weave them together, she wanted to plant them to ground, his
In response to Victor Henderson’s Poppies in Glass Vase I want to live the way this artist paints poppies explode from a test-tube vase Big Bang of papery poppy-ness over-the-top-ness in spirited shades from new-spilt blood to tangerine a hint of stamen, an inked-in contour, bol
Wings after Paper Shoes (Dragonfly) by Isabell Buenz She wanted paper shoes for her wedding, so that when the day was over, she’d feel earth beneath her soles, the sharp gravel on the path to her new front door. But hers grew dragonfly wings, conical heels the length of body, hovering
Black and white poem which as well as white and black contains a dozen blood red roses, an ocean of blue whales in many shades of blue or grey: golden apples, black holes, pink noise, green noise: one red grouse (though its feet are not red), sinister puppets with blue hands, an orang
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