Book Week Scotland
The Survivor Arts Community are proud partners of Book Week Scotland!
Book Week Scotland 2021 - Writing the Herbarium and In Print Open Mic
For BWS 2021 we ran two events: an online writing workshop for survivors and a public open mic event. Our workshop was led by Heather H. Yeung and treated us to a creative exploration of Dundee University's beautiful Victorian herbarium.
The Open Mic event was hosted by Imogen Stirling. It invited participants of the In Print project and members of the public to perform their writing at the Glad Café, Glasgow.
Book Week Scotland 2020 - Embodying Emotions and Art for the Community
For BWS 2020 we ran two online events. The first was a creative writing workshop for female identifying survivors that focused on using imagery to write emotion. Writing from this workshop was turned into a mini-zine, Survivor Words, which you can buy here.
The second was a public reading and conversation with the poet, essayist, activist and community artists Nadine Aisha Jassat. Our conversation focused on Nadine's approach to feminism and the fight against gender-based violence, both in relation to her own writing and to her varied community arts work.
Book Week Scotland 2019 - Zine the Archive
For BWS 2019 we ran two zine-making workshops - one for female identifying survivors and one for members of the public - using traditional book binding techniques. In the workshops, we transformed copies of archival material from the Women’s Aid Archive into hand-bound zines.
Book Week Scotland 2018 - Uncovered Voices Anthology Launch
For BWS 2018 we launched the Uncovered Voices anthology, with readings from contributors, headlined by poet and novelist Claire Askew.
Book Week Scotland 2017 - Uncovered Voices Reading and Q&A
For BWS 2017 we hosted a reading event that invited participants of the Uncovered Voices workshops to showcase their writing. The readings were followed by a Q&A about the project.