Scottish Writers – Sheila Templeton: A Celebration

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Tuesday, 30th April 2024

Centre for Contemporary Arts 350 Sauchiehall Street Glasgow G2 3JD

Come along to pay tribute and celebrate the life of the late Sheila Templeton.

This is an open and joint gathering alongside esteemed friends, St. Mungo’s Mirrorball where Sheila’s poetry sparkled many a night, and Federation of Writers (Scotland) where Sheila was the Makar from 2010 to 2011.

Sheila Templeton was an incredible performer. Her mesmerising and soothing voice enchanted audience members across the country. She was also a maestro of language and words.

Sheila was one of those spectacular individuals with immense talents equal to or even exceeded by her values as a human being. Sheila’s kind heart, curiosity and sense of fun were legendary.

“When looking at losses of my own, writing is what I do,” – Sheila Templeton in 2017 when asked about prefacing a eulogy for her mother.

Family, friends and writers are all welcome.

If you would like to pay tribute on the night, complete this form or email Scottish Writers

Sheila Templeton wrote in both Scots and English. She was nominated as Scots Writer of the Year in the Scots Language Awards 2020, and won a number of prizes including the Neil Gunn Adult Poetry Competition 2019. She won the James McCash Scots Language Poetry Competition no fewer than four times. She was the Makar of the Federation of Writers Scotland from 2009 to 2010. Her most recent poetry collection was Clyack (Red Squirrel Press, 2021). She died in November 2023.



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