Events - Festival 2019

Between Worlds: Writing with Masks

Wednesday 7 March, 14:00 - 16:30
MUSA (Museum of the University of St Andrews), The Scores

A half-day workshop at MUSA with JL Williams

In this workshop, led by the poet JL Williams, we will explore portraits, self-portraits and a collection of masks and figurines from MUSA's (the Museum of St Andrews University’s) archaeology and ethnography collection associated with rituals for transporting people from one world to another. Masks of the imagination are employed by writers to create characters, explore the self and discover new worlds. We will write our way around and into these objects and seek to echo their physicality, history and transformational power in poetry, while embracing the potential of our own creative masks.

The poet and performer JL Williams is particularly interested in expanding dialogues through poetry across languages, perspectives and cultures and in cross-form work, visual art, opera and theatre.

In partnership with MUSA (Museum of the University of St Andrews)

Participants: JL Williams
JL Williams: Gabriela Cuzepan


MUSA (Museum of the University of St Andrews), The Scores

Location: MUSA (Museum of the University of St Andrews), 7a The Scores, St Andrews, Fife, KY16 9AR

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