Wed 20 Nov, 6.30–8pm. Free. Book via Eventbrite
@Bookmarket: a pop up bookshop and events space on top of Waverley Mall, access the space through Williams and Johnson Coffee Co.
In this year of change for the Fruitmarket, a five-a-side team of poets is tracking our movements. Tonight for Book Week Scotland, we’re sharing their new writing as it curves through the past, present and future life of The Fruitmarket Gallery.
About Writers’ Shift
Writers’ Shift starts from the image of The Fruitmarket Gallery poised at the point of launching off out of our existing, built situation into the free association that moments of redevelopment and reorganisation bring. With nearly forty years of archived past recently gathered and made more accessible, and with
a year’s breathing space available before we re-enter the future programme at Market Street, there is the opportunity to invite a written engagement with the organisation at a juncture.
We have invited poets Janette Ayachi, Callie Gardner, Jane Goldman, Iain Morrison and Tom Pow, all of whom have a history of engagement with us, to work together and with Fruitmarket staff on a guided process of writing to record our year of change; reflect on our achievements to this point; and extrapolate directions that we might take in our renewed premises.
Image: Interior view of the former fruit warehouse and nightclub looking east. Photo: Chris Scott