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Jess Richards

Senior Tutor

School of English and Media Studies

Professional

Prizes and Awards

  • Awarded the Ardtornish Retreat 2014. The Scottish Book Trust provided the following statement: "Scottish Book Trust selected Jess for the Ardtornish Writers Retreat, run in partnership with Alexander McCall Smith, in 2014. We offered the annual retreat to writers ‘of literary excellence’. It was our primary form of support for established writers, and there was only one awarded each year. Jess’s selection for the retreat and the work she created during the retreat attracted a great deal of positive attention, including press coverage in the Sunday Times and Bookbrunch, the daily news service for the book industry. Not only is Jess’s work of an exceptionally high standard, she proved to be a generous participant, engaging well with the local community; running a creative writing workshop at the local school, performing her work at the library and providing Scottish Book Trust with a lengthy piece of personal writing which was inspired by her time at Ardtornish. It continues to be a popular piece of content on our website generating hundreds of hits." http://www.scottishbooktrust.com/blog/2014/04/author-jess-richards-awarded-ardtornish-retreat-2014 - Scottish Book Trust and Ardtornish Estate (2014)
  • Snake Ropes was longlisted for the 2012 Green Carnation Prize. https://greencarnationprize.com/2012/10/01/the-green-carnation-prize-longlist-2012/ - Green Carnation Prize (2012)
  • Snake Ropes was shortlisted for the Costa First Novel Award in 2012. https://www.theguardian.com/books/booksblog/2013/jan/02/which-books-2012-costa-prize - Costa Book Awards (2012)

Research Outputs

Journal

Trubridge, S., Richards, J., Morgan, SJ., Trubridge, W., Douglas, M., Malou Strandvad, S., . . . Verhoeven, D. (2017). Sudden Depth. GPS: Global Performance Studies. (1.1) Retrieved from http://gps.psi-web.org/issue-1-1/sudden-depth/
[Journal article]Authored by: Morgan, S., Richards, J.Contributed to by: Morgan, S.
Richards, J. (2013). The Encyclopedia of Early Earth by Isabel Greenberg – review by Jess Richards. The Guardian Newspaper. Retreived from https://www.theguardian.com/books/2013/nov/02/encyclopedia-early-earth-isabel-greenberg-review
[Book Review]Authored by: Richards, J.

Creative Work

Richards, J. (2017) A Tale of Two Brothers. [Exhibition] [Short story and live reading]. Performance Arcade, Wellington Waterfront, New Zealand
[Artwork]Authored by: Richards, J.
RICHARDS, J. (2017) City of Circles. [Exhibition] [Novel] Published by Sceptre, an imprint of Hodder & Stoughton, London, UK
[Artwork]Authored by: Richards, J.
Morgan, SJ., & Richards, J. (2017) Love like Salt. [Exhibition] By Morgan+Richards. [A durational Live Art work, performed over five hours as a site-based interactive installation]. In Performing, Writing International Symposium, Wellington, New Zealand. 13 March 2017
[Artwork]Authored by: Morgan, S., Richards, J.
Morgan, SJ. (2016) SOLUTION. [Exhibition] [Live Art] IN>TIME16 Performance Art Triennial, Defibrillator Gallery, Chicago, USA
[Artwork]Authored by: Morgan, S.Contributed to by: Richards, J.
Morgan, SJ., & Richards, J. (2016) Drowning/Undrowning. [Exhibition] [Solo show, Iive art work and video installation]. In Cicatrices: works by Sally J Morgan. Sullivan Galleries, Chicago USA
[Artwork]Authored by: Morgan, S., Richards, J.Edited by: Morgan, S.
Morgan, SJ., & Richards, J. (2015) Dissection. [Exhibition] [Live Art work by Morgan+Richards which took place over five hours]. In Feminism and the Body in Performance: Current Practices. MART Gallery, Dublin, Ireland, UK
[Artwork]Authored by: Richards, J.Contributed to by: Richards, J.
Richards, J. (2015) Undrowned. [Exhibition] Scottish Book Trust
[Artwork]Authored by: Richards, J.
Morgan, SJ., & Richards, J. (2015) DISSECTION. [Exhibition] Feminism and the Body in Performance: Current Practices, MART Gallery, Dublin, Ireland, 7 June 2015
[Artwork]Authored by: Morgan, S., Richards, J.
Morgan, SJ. (2015) In the Hollow of your Hand. [Exhibition] [Live Art] In Deep Anatomy PSi #21 Fluid States dispersed symposium. Long Island, The Bahamas
[Artwork]Authored by: Morgan, S.Contributed to by: Richards, J.
Richards, J. (2014) Life Size. [Exhibition] [Commissioned piece of creative autobiographical writing]. Scottish Book Trust and Ardtornish Estate, Scottish Highlands, UK
[Artwork]Authored by: Richards, J.
Richards, J. (2013) Cooking With Bones. [Exhibition] [Novel] Published by Sceptre, an imprint of Hodder & Stoughton, London, UK
[Artwork]Authored by: Richards, J.
Richards, J. (2012) Snake Ropes. [Exhibition] [Novel]. Published by Sceptre, an imprint of Hodder and Stoughton London, UK
[Artwork]Authored by: Richards, J.

Conference

Richards, J. (2016). Teaching Imaginative Writing [Abstract published in programme]. , Ahi Ka - Building the Fire. Creative Writing Colloquium
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Richards, J.
Morgan, SJ., & Richards, J. (2016, January). FROZEN IN>TENSITIES. Presented at IN>TIME16 Performance Festival. School of the Art Institute Chicago, US.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Morgan, S., Richards, J.
Richards, J. (2015, April). Critical discussion of site-based performance work and creative writing at Deep Anatomy, 2015. Presented at Deep Anatomy: An Interdisciplinary Symposium between Performance Studies and Free Diving, for Fluid States PSI 21 and Vertical Blue 2015. Long Island, the Bahamas, US.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Richards, J.

Other

Richards, J. (2016, February). Creative Writing and Live Art/Performance Collaboration. Presented at [Visiting artist talk for postgraduate students]. School of the Art Institute Chicago, USA.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Richards, J.
Richards, J. (2013, September). Creating Other Worlds [Public one-to-one interview on 'worldbuilding' in fiction writing with the Director of Brighton City Reads Festival. Literary event with one other author: Terry Pratchett]. Presented at CityReads Festival 2013, Brighton, UK.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Richards, J.
Richards, J. (2013, August). Oral presentation of creative writing at Cove Park Open Day, Scotland, UK 2013.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Richards, J.
Richards, J. (2013). Book of a Lifetime.
[Other]Authored by: Richards, J.

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