We seem to have chosen the poem Paper Wrestling by Claire Beynon, suggested by Carol, and the extract from Art & Lies by Jeanette Winterson, suggested by Duck. We now have 15 members of the collective and will be splitting into two groups.
Carol has already established that Claire is happy for us to use her poem. I have just emailed Jeanette Winterson to ask if we can use the extract from her book and I'm waiting to hear back. I imagine she is inundated with emails so it may take a while! If our enquiry is refused we can discuss alternative texts then...
By the way, what do you think about offering the authors a set of the resulting books?
I suggest setting a maximum limit for the number of people interested in working on each text, perhaps 9 people maximum per text? Please let me know which text you would like to work on! I'll keep score: once the list is full for one text you may have to work on the other text, or if you like you are welcome to join both groups!
I'm going to kick things off by putting my name against the Jeanette Winterson extract, and I think Angela and Di have expressed a preference for that text too. Which list would you like to be on?
I'm happy to moderate the two groups if you'd like me to, unless anyone else would like to take over the admin for each group? Up to you.