(Soft Shell is dead!)

BOMBSHELL was a live spoken word event hosted at
The Poetry Club, SWG3, G3 8QG, Wednesday 8 December 2021

Soft Shell is an open-mic series born in 2018 and presented semesterly by Art Writing at The Glasgow School of Art and Creative Writing at the University of Glasgow.

Returning to The Poetry Club after its remote incarnation as Soft Shell Radio, the evening collectively shared new and in-progress work from all participating students. 

Bombshell comes as a response: to the boundaries and borders we have been pressed up against; to the limitations of the last two years—the political, ecological and institutional formations we are housed within. Bombshell was born out of a seeking of activeness—a disruption—Bombshell is a moment or state of impact which expands into a widespread aftermath. A cracking, a breaking, an opening. 

BOMBSHELL was put together by students on the Art Writing Graduate Programme at The Glasgow School of Art in collaboration with Laura Haynes, Programme Leader, and Colin Herd, Lecturer in Creative Writing at University of Glasgow.