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(LAUNCH) portals by Rosie Roberts, with readings and film screening - on Zoom

Following the announcement of our forthcoming nonfiction work from Rosie Roberts, a lyric meditation on acts of transportation, meaning and collectivity through language and image, we are delighted to bring you a special launch for the occasion. Taking place on Zoom, at 7pm on Thursday 6th August, Rosie will join poets Daisy Lafarge and Lotte L.S. for readings, plus a film screening, Untitled (eclectic poison) 16mm colour, 05'39, 2020, from Alex Hetherington.

Event starts at 7pm and registration is free via Eventbrite.

You will be sent the Zoom link and password at least two hours before the event begins.


Daisy Lafarge’s first poetry collection, Life Without Air, and a novel, Paul, are forthcoming from Granta. Her pamphlets include understudies for air (Sad Press, 2017) and capriccio (SPAM Press, 2019). Daisy is currently working on Lovebug - a book about infection and intimacy - at the University of Glasgow.

Lotte L.S. is a poet living in Great Yarmouth. Her work is forthcoming or published with A) Glimpse) Of), Fathomsun Press, Tripwire, Chicago Review and Blackbox Manifold. She keeps an infrequent tinyletter, Shedonism.

Rosie Roberts is an artist and writer from Glasgow interested in observing overlapping relations from an intersectional anti-capitalist feminist perspective. Her research surrounds the poetic haptics of everyday occurrence, moving image, auto-theory and fiction, speculative writings and affective relevance/commons/locality. Rosie’s work has been published Dostoyevsky Wannabe, SPAM Press, MAP Magazine, Edna Press, The Yellow Paper and The Quarterless Review New York. Her moving image, object and performance work have been presented at the Glasgow Film Festival, Alchemy Film Festival, the CCA Glasgow, The Glasgow Women’s Library, The Centre for Contemporary Poetry and Poetics Sheffield, Taigh Chearsabhagh North Uist, WOMP Space Sheffield, The Poetry Club Glasgow, Centre for Contemporary Arts Cyprus and Candid Arts Trust London. Rosie is currently pregnant with her first child, a resident Projects and Reviews Editor at MAP Magazine alongside fellow artist and writer Alison Scott, and is a visiting lecturer in art writing practices. Her income however is mainly derived from tour guiding, café work and benefits.

Alexander Hetherington is a visual artist who works with 16mm film, writing and performance. Recent films and performances include Talking, Counting, Blinking, Noting; 16mm film as a collaborative action (2019-2020), Anonymous Writes A Spell for the Camera (2019) screened at Anxiety & Invocation at Experiments in Cinema V.15, Albuquerque, US and Twin Eye presented at Studio Jamming, Cooper Galley, Dundee September 2019. Forthcoming includes an essay commissioned by Collective, Edinburgh to accompany artist Karen Cunningham’s new moving image work, September 2020 and a Creative Lab, CCA, Glasgow, December 2020 to research a 16mm film describing liminal figure Tiresias, on their blindness, clairvoyance and gender mutability, employing sources including Haytham El-Wardany, Catherine Sullivan and Robert Ashley.


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