How To Show Up? with Sophie Collins (SCT/NL)

Sophie Collins
Doors open at 19:00 reading begins at 19:30


‘Sometimes there is no intent in what we say; we simply feel a compulsion to say it. Only after we say the thing are we forced to reckon with it.’


The Forest Fire is a fragmentary narrative with accompanying visuals based on a brief encounter with Piero di Cosimo’s painting of the same name.

Sophie Collins grew up in Bergen, North Holland, and now lives in Edinburgh. small white monkeys, a text on self-expression, self-help and shame, was published by Book Works in 2017 as part of a commissioned residency at Glasgow Women’s Library. Her first poetry collection, Who Is Mary Sue?, was published by Faber & Faber in February 2018. She is an Assistant Professor of Creative Writing at Durham University.

How To Show Up? is supported by the AFK (Amsterdam Fund for the Arts)