26 Treasures Anthology Book Launch

  • When: Wednesday, 13 Jun 2012 at 7.00pm - 9.00pm
  • Where: Ulster Museum
  • Cost: Free

Readings & Conversations from 26 Treasures – An anthology of personal responses to our museum’s greatest treasures.

Last autumn 26 writers were paired with 26 visual artists in order to respond creatively to 26 treasures found in the Ulster Museum.  Each writer was given the same constraint: to write a personal response to an object using exactly 62 words.  This anthology brings together the work of writers and visual artists, from the ’26 Treasures’ exhibitions in the Ulster Museum as well as the V&A in London, the National Library of Wales and the National Museum of Scotland.

Bringing together the work of more than a hundred writers of every kind, as well as visual responses from Northern Irish artists, the anthology features responses from well known artists and writers such as Michael Longley, Gillian Clarke, Alexander McCall Smith, Paul Muldoon, Andrew Motion, Bernard McLaverty, Ross Wilson, Peter Anderson, Glenn Patterson and Maura Dooley. Each contributor discovered something personal and revealing in the rich variety of treasures.

To celebrate the publication of this fascinating compilation, the Ulster Museum is hosting an evening of readings and conversations from six local contributors:-

Dylan Thomas Prizewinning playwright and novelist, Lucy Caldwell               Celebrated Belfast poet, Medbh McGuckian                                                      Designer, writer and cultural commentator, Richard Weston                                  Artist and photographer, Sonya Whitefield                                                       Product designer, Stephen McGilloway                                            Multidisciplinary design team, Atto Partners

Part of Belfast Book Festival
This event is supported by the Northern Ireland Design Alliance
Buy the book at unbound.co.uk
Read more at 26treasures.com

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