Meet SKRYF - a mechanical sandwriter created by Dutch artist Gijs van Bon which moves along leaving behind a stream of phrases created out of sand that will last as long as the passage of time and the elements allow.
In a special one-off collaboration, leading writer and poet Jackie Kay has been commissioned by IF: 2014 to create poetic words and lines, composed with Milton Keynes in mind, for SKRYF to ‘print’ across the city on pathways and cycle routes.
Jackie Kay has won many accolades for her poetry, fiction and non-fiction writing, and is a regular on TV and radio. She is Professor of Creative Writing at Newcastle University and was awarded an MBE for services to literature in 2006.
Saturday 19 July:
10.30am – 12.30pm in Margaret Powell Square and 2.30pm – 4.30pm at Xscape.
Sunday 20 July:
10am – Midday in the M&S car park to the Market – between centre:mk and Midsummer Court and 2pm - 4pm, then at Willen Lake Park on footpaths near to the Lake and Festival Central to herald the arrival of Jackie Kay for her reading in the Spiegeltent at 4pm. Read more here.
Jackie Kay is presented in association with The Poetry Society
Read 'Automatic for the people: Jackie Kay's robot poem for Milton Keynes' written by Nell Frizell in The Guardian here
Date & Time 18-20 July 2014
Friday 18 & Saturday 19 July: Central Milton Keynes
Sunday 20 July: South Willen Lake Park