In 1902, RRS Discovery was launched from Dundee into the white spaces of the Antarctic. In the same way The Voyage Out, a unique compendium of fiction, poetry, essays, art and film, captures the anticipation and the possibilities of voyaging, the “what ifs” of imaginative and creative enquiry. Assembled by Kirsty Gunn and Gail Low of Writing Practice and Study here at the University of Dundee, The Voyage Out asks writers and artists and scientists such as Brian Cox, Robert Macfarlane, Dame Sue Black and Ron Hay to imagine journeys. For each contributor, exploring those wide uncharted waters meant something different, something tinged with the element of risk and excitement. The Voyage Out marks 10 years of intensely creative journeys undertaken in Writing Practice and Study, and also commemorates the work of Jim Stewart who taught on the programme. And welcome on board, we say.
When: Wednesday 19th October, 3pm (1 hour)
Where: Bonar Hall
Part of Dundee Literary Festival 2016: www.literarydundee.co.uk