DIP INTO A DAY OF CREATIVE WRITING WORKSHOPS, ROUNDED OFF WITH A READING FROM WILD WOMAN POET MAGI GIBSON, FOLLOWED BY A LIVELY OPEN MIC SESSION. NEVER WRITTEN BEFORE? COME ALONG. ALREADY WRITING? THIS IS WHAT YOU NEED!
Glasgow Women's Library, 23 Landressy Street, Glasgow G40 1BP
Out Of The Box: Writing in the Archives with Donna Moore. Using the treasures in Glasgow Women's Library's museum and archive to inspire creative writing. From Suffragettes to Sewing Patterns, from Radical Posters to Roller Derby, from Bunty to Badges - GWL's collections are a cornucopia for creativity.
Balance for Life: when the wind blows the tree bends – tai-chi, poetry & healing with Larry Butler. Each tai-chi move is a metaphor, each move could be the title of a poem and playing tai-chi can boost your immune system.
The Mother Tongue: how language shapes us – with Helen Lamb. Everybody has a private vocabulary, which they may not even be fully aware of. Some expressions are handed down through generations; you might suddenly hear yourself repeating something to your own children that was often said to you as a child. This workshop will explore some of our earliest experiences and memories of language and use them to inspire poems and stories.
Learning through Stories – a 20 minute talk with Sir Kenneth Calman. Ken is Chairman of the National Library of Scotland; Chancellor of the University of Glasgow. Former Chief Medical Officer for Scotland then England & Wales; his most recent publication is: “A Doctor’s Line. Poems and Prescriptions in Health and Healing.”
Paint & Write – with Janie Walker. Together we will create a beautiful pastel painting followed by some “artistic writing”
Journaling and Yoga with Jayne Wilding. Journaling and yoga are ways of connecting with our innermost self. Join Jayne Wilding in a workshop which will combine relaxing yoga (done from our chairs) and journaling exercises to help us on the path to knowing ourselves.
Bedtime Stories for Beginners with Stewart Ennis Working with readers and writers in the context of a maximum security prison - In this workshop I will discuss my own personal experiences of working in prison and explore the creative ways in which I’ve learned to deal with the issues of personal sharing and personal protection.
Late afternoon - Magi Gibson will read from her new book Washing Hugh McDiarmid’s Socks, followed by Open Mic! So bring some poems or short pieces of your own, or read what you've written today.
OPEN TO ALL ADULTS! NO RESTRICTIONS! ALL WELCOME!