30.06.22. 6.30–9pm. Free. Book via Eventbrite
Please join us at Edinburgh’s Fruitmarket Gallery for an evening of readings and conversation from Prototype authors Caleb Klaces, Lila Matsumoto, Elizabeth Reeder & Amanda Thomson, writers whose work celebrates hybridity of form and shifts the boundaries of poetic convention. Readings from recent and forthcoming works will be followed by a conversation with Prototype publisher Jess Chandler, exploring the overlaps between writing and visual art, poetry and music, and other spaces in between.
Caleb Klaces is the author of the novel Fatherhood (Prototype, 2019), which was longlisted for the Republic of Consciousness Prize, the poetry collections Away From Me (Prototype, 2021), and Bottled Air (2013), which won the Melita Hume Prize and an Eric Gregory Award, and two chapbooks, All Safe All Well (2011) and Modern Version (2018). He is Lecturer in Creative Writing and English Literature at York St John University, and runs the York Centre for Writing Poetry Series.
Lila Matsumoto’s publications include the poetry collection Urn & Drum (Shearsman, 2018) and the chapbooks Soft Troika (If a Leaf Falls Press, 2016) and Allegories from my Kitchen (Sad Press, 2015). Her second collection, Two Twin Pipes Sprout Water (Prototype, 2021), was a Poetry Book Society Recommendation. She teaches poetry and creative-critical writing at the University of Nottingham and plays in the bands Food People and Cloth. Her website is: lilamatsumoto.com
Elizabeth Reeder, originally from Chicago, now lives in Scotland. She writes fiction, narrative non-fiction and hybrid work that creates spaces between forms, subjects and disciplines. Her work explores identity, family, illness and grief, creativity and landscapes. She has published two previous novels, Ramshackle and Fremont, and her latest novel, An Archive of Happiness, was published by Penned in the Margins in September 2020. She is a MacDowell Fellow and a senior lecturer in Creative Writing at University of Glasgow. microbursts, a collaboration with Amanda Thomson, was published by Prototype in February 2021. Her website is: elizabethkreeder.com
Amanda Thomson is a visual artist and writer who is also a lecturer at the Glasgow School of Art. Her interdisciplinary practice is often about notions of home, movements, migrations, landscapes and the natural world and how places come to be made, and she has exhibited nationally and internationally. She earned her doctorate in interdisciplinary arts practice, based around the landscapes and the forests of the North of Scotland, in 2013. She lives and works in Glasgow and in Strathspey. Her first book, A Scots Dictionary of Nature, is published by Saraband Books. microbursts, a collaboration with Elizabeth Reeder, was published by Prototype in February 2021. Her website is: www.passingplace.com