The Line and the Circle

Catriona Yule is currently involved in an exciting collaboration with Aberdeenshire ceramicist Anne Murray to produce an exhibition and book of poetry and images based on early 20th century folklore from North-East Scotland fishing communities. She is working on a series of poems interlinked by common themes and inspired by the beliefs and superstitions of fisher folk.

The initial idea was sparked off by a conversation about George Mackay Brown's poem, A Reel of Seven Fishermen, and during the summer months they have carried out research in their local communities involving trips to Crovie, Gardenstown, Portsoy, Stonehaven, Montrose and Arbroath.

Anne is a designer and creator of bespoke hand-made ceramics based in Huntly. For more details about her work, see:

Listen to Catriona Yule and Anne Murray on the Literature Show archive, talking about this project on 31 August 2013.

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