WORKSHOPS + EVENTS
New workshops and reading events are listed in the Diary - starting in Spring, with more coming through the year. Including National Library of Scotland, Soutar Festival of Words, and the Centre for Energy Ethics.
Velella velella is part of the official selection for Fotogenia International Festival of Filmpoetry 2022, in Mexico City. The film of RS's poem, made by Steve Smart, with score by Alex South: more information here.
ARTIST IN RESIDENCE, CENTRE FOR ENERGY ETHICS
RS is the inaugural Artist in Residence with the Centre for Energy Ethics (University of St Andrews). For 18 months, supported by Creative Scotland and the CEE, RS will be working on a full-length poetry collection, for publication with Tapsalteerie in 2024. Including online and in-person events. More information and updates about the residency can be found here.
ROAD & RAIL
Newly available through Souterrain Press (RS's micro press for niche and limited edition releases) - a 1-act micro play, with illustrations by Scottish artist John Johnstone. “Rebecca Sharp’s miniature elegy channels the melancholy spirit of Ivor Cutler to navigate its way through the ups and downs of family matters, and the hand-me-down rituals that mark them. A funny, tender and ultimately triumphal rollercoaster of everyday purging, Road & Rail is anything but pedestrian.” – Neil Cooper, Writer and Critic, Edinburgh, May 2022
In 2022, RS was invited to participate in The Nusqool Kindepay Artists Residency - a virtual (for now) interdisciplinary collective of artists, thinkers and practitioners exploring creative ways to make kindness visible for times of deep ecological, economic and social change. Nusqool is a centre for creative expression and healing based in a converted school house in rural Ontario. Kindepay is a tool and a movement, presenting acts of kindness as currency (RS is a Kindepay merchant).
Read RS's interview with Imre Szeman and Caleb Wellum for the Energy Humanities' series Helios (#3), discussing all things Rough Currency.
NOTES FOR A TRAVELLER
Commissioned for the group exhibition KIOSK at An Lanntair (Stornoway) in Summer 2021, RS's work Notes for a Traveller is a collection of visual poems; a place-aware oracle deck exploring time, environment and memory. Final few limited edition copies are available here.
Enjoy this short reading with imagery, of RS's prose poem The Residents of Airth, from Rough Currency.
Rough Currency, RS's new poetry pamphlet collection with Tapsalteerie is available now. "...an achingly beautiful, far-sighted sequence... Visionary. Oracular. Fearless. Compelling."- John Glenday