J.S.Watts, whilst not known for being of a scientific persuasion, has girded her loins and written a guest post for the wonderfully prolific popular science author, Brian Clegg. In his blog, "Now Appearing", J.S. explores her experiences of Mental Health in the UK and shares some personal thoughts on the subject of religious delusion as experienced by some people with severe mental health issues.
"Glass Cases and Curios", an anthology of poetry and artwork inspired by museums throughout eastern England, was launched on 5th December at the Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences, Cambridge. It contains artwork and fifteen poems, including "At The Courtauld" by J.S.Watts.
Here are some photographs of the wonderfully atmospheric launch. In case there is any doubt, some photos are of poets performing their work, others are of museum exhibits.:
J.S.Watts reading "At The Courtauld"
Pete "Cardinal" Cox
With thanks to Karen Harvey for six of the above performance photographs. You can order your copy of Glass Cases and Curios by contacting Karen Harvey on info(at) karen-harvey.co.uk at a cost of £4.00 (plus 80p post and packing) Payment via cheque or postal order.
"Have you noticed how often writers write about writing? I
don’t just mean blog posts or diaries and autobiographies, but also creative
writing: stories, poetry and novels that deal with or touch upon the craft of
writing. Because we do, you know, spend a lot of time writing about writing
and, yes, the fact that I’m a writer writing about writers writing about
writing is not lost on me.
So why do we do it – write about writing, that is?"
If you are interested in J.S.Watts' answers to this question, you might want to check out today's guest post on The Writers Vineyard blog. In it she talks about why writers write and, especially, why writers just love to write about writing. That's a whole load of writing!
J.S. would like to thank The Writers Vineyard for generously hosting her post "Writers Writing About Writing".