PhD candidate Jess Richards (Wellington) presents conceptual art and creative writing.
During her talk, Jess will be discussing an art/writing research project which uses the text in old books, and explain the process of how she used the words from an old book to write a new short story. She will also read from this short story, The Bookbird, which tells the tale of a book that transforms into a bird.
Jess Richards’s academic background is in Visual Performance (performance / installation / performance writing), Dartington, UK, 1994. She is the author of three acclaimed literary fiction novels, Snake Ropes (2012) Cooking with Bones (2014) and City of Circles (2017) which are published by Sceptre, Hodder & Stoughton. She is currently studying towards a practice-based PhD which explores the use of artistic processes within creative writing practice at the College of Creative Arts, Massey University, NZ.