Added on Wednesday 20 Jun 2012
Thursday 21 June 2012
7:30pm : FREE (ticketed)
Call the CCA Box Office on 0141 352 4900
Wildness, nature, cityscapes, landscape, seascapes ... How does nature and wildness inspire your writing? How do you write about a loch you've never visited? Where's your favourite Scottish place? Are landscape and place limiting to creativity? What makes you go wild in your writing?
Come and lend your voice to this topical debate. Join best-selling novelist Sara Sheridan, writer Peter Mackay, Reader Development Co-ordinator Claire Stewart from the Scottish Book Trust and others in a wide-ranging discussion about wildness and writing.
Sara Sheridan's latest novel, Brighton Belle (2012) - a 1950s noir, has just been published. Her historical novels, The Secret Mandarin and Secret of the Sands are set in exotic locations and based on real-life historical explorers and adventurers. Sara received a Scottish Library Award and was shortlisted for the Saltire Book Prize. A regular on BBCR4's From Our Own Correspondent, Sara sits on the Committee of the Society of Authors in Scotland where she lives and is on the board of the UK-wide writers' collective '26'.
Claire Stewart is Reader Development Co-ordinator at the Scottish Book Trust: the leading agency for the promotion of literature, reading and writing in Scotland. Claire will be talking about My Favourite Place in Scotland - a joint SBT/BBC project running from March to August 2012, which aims to build a written picture of Scotland's best-loved places.
Dr Peter Mackay is Writer-in-Residence at Sabhal Mor Ostaig, Skye. Peter's collection From Another Island (Clutag Press) and a monograph of Sorley MacLean (RIISS) were published in 2010. He is co-editor of Modern Irish and Scottish Poetry (CambridgeUP, 2011).