I have designed and delivered a number of creative reading and writing workshops for many different audiences, from the Royal Botanic Gardens Edinburgh to charities for the homeless and vulnerably housed. Below, you’ll find a selection of workshops, indicating some more of the groups I’ve worked with.
Also, if you are a regular writing group, school, or other institution, you might be eligible to apply for Live Literature funding to help pay writers for the workshop fees. My author profile is here.
Open Book Reading and Writing Sessions.
Regular monthly slot at Stills Gallery Edinburgh: Jan-December 2019. Reading poems and prose aloud and then creative writing with: Andres Serrano’s exhibition Torture; Ambit: Emerging Artists, Cindy Sherman
British and Irish Association of Practical Theology: Practical Theology as Ecotheology Creative Writing Workshop.
Exploring our own responses to climate change and ecological degradation, and our place within this complex and most urgent of issues, by reading and discussing short poems and pieces of prose to stimulate thinking and writing.
Zoom workshop,15th July 2020
Writing on the Edgelands.
‘Poetry Garden’ workshop for the ‘Connect with Nature’ Festival at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh. 20th May 2018.
Poetry Workshops for The Bugle.
Bethany Christian Trust: Homeless and vulnerably housed Writing Group. Edinburgh, 6th and 13th December 2017 and 2018.
Write Time, Write Place.
Generative Poetry Workshop for ‘My Time’ project with Voluntary Arts Scotland. Paisley Arts Centre, 12th October 2017
Multimedia workshop and discussion on rethinking the anthropocene. In association with P.O.O.L (Peer Organisation for Open Learning). Centre for Contemporary Arts, Glasgow. 19th June 2017.
Self-Transformations: Writing Faith Journeys in Verse.
Poetry workshop and discussion around translation and religious transition. In association with University of Edinburgh and Scottish Poetry Library. 17th – 18th November 2016.
Advanced Higher Masterclass.
Workshop and Creative Learning for pupils from Hillhead, Springburn, Knightswood, St. Thomas Aquinas, and Lourdes schools with St Mungo’s Mirrorball 21st September 2016.
Poetry Workshop for Health All Round community group based in Gorgie-Dalry, Edinburgh. 16th June 2016.
Poetry Workshop for the Kinning Park 60+ Club for National Poetry Day. Ibrox Library. 8th October 2015.
Poetry Workshop for BCLA Postgraduate Conference: Alternatives: Translation and the (Anti) Canon.
In collaboration with Scottish PEN. University of Glasgow. 24th April 2014.