Thursday, July 09, 2009

Art in Bury, Margaret Atwood and Flax wants you

Not at this Address is an exhibition at Bury Art Gallery opening Aug 1 (private view Friday 31 July at 7pm). It features an interesting group of folks including one of my favourite Manchester artists Rachel Goodyear, a master of the deliciously uncanny. That's her Fawn with Hand above.

The Literature Festival is now taking bookings for a trailblazer reading by Margaret Atwood on Tuesday Sept. 1 at 7pm in the august surroundings of the Manchester Cathedral. MLF describes it as "a unique literary performance with music to launch her new novel The Year of the Flood. Set in the same dystopian world as her previous novel Oryx and Crake, it tells the story of God’s Gardeners – a religion devoted to the preservation of all species." Book quickly, I reckon it'll sell out.

Meanwhile, Flax is looking for submissions from bloggers. Yes, you read right. A respected literary house recognising the sterling work of many online writers.

Well, I'll be. They say:

The next Flax anthology will be a creative non-fiction anthology. Bloggers can submit work under the title of your blog and use this as an opportunity to widen your readership.

Full details on submission here. Note they're looking for up to 1000 words of prose which is NEW WRITING that hasn't appeared on your blog or elsewhere previously, submitted between 19 June - 26 July 2009. If you're a blogger who's been wanting a chance to stretch your legs creatively, this is it.


GillM_scatterdrum said...

Thanks for the info on the show @ Bury Art Gallery coming up soon. I shall definitely make the effort to hop on the tram and I agree wholeheartedly with your endorsement of Rachel Goodyear. I attended the Intertwining Line show at the Cornerhouse late last year and Rachel's work was the standout attraction by a country mile. Her work is highly original, beautifully drawn and gives the viewer lots to think about. I loved the way she played with familiar artistic subjects only to wickedly subvert them ... Pan's Labyrinth meets Three Blind Mice. Maybe treat you to a coffee if you are around?

Kate Feld said...

Gill, I won't be here, unfortunately - will be in the states. Rather annoying as it's only down the road from where I live. Let's hook up when I get back in early Aug - and enjoy the show.

I completely agree with everything you said about Rachel's work. You might be interested to hear that Corridor 8, the magazine I posted about this week, will be doing a piece on her and offering a print of hers with the magazine.

GillM_scatterdrum said...

Ahhh, what a pity. Well have a great time in the Stateside sun and get in touch once you are back in Rammie. Cheers for the info on Corridor 8 ... I will look out for it.