Liz Lochhead, In Process

Added on Friday 17 Aug 2012

Scottish Writers' Centre Presents Liz Lochhead, In Process

CCA, 350 Sauchiehall Street, G2 3JD

Thursday 27 September 2012

7:00pm - 8:30pm

Adult: £6.00/Concession: £3.00

Ages: 18 and over

No advance ticketing. Places will be issued on a first-come first-served basis.

In SWC's second Autumn 2012 In Process Masterclass, National Poet of Scotland and Playwright Liz Lochhead, will make a presentation exploring craft and creative process in her writing with a focus on the skills involved in playwriting using images and short readings.

Scottish poet and playwright Liz Lochhead was born in Motherwell, Lanarkshire. She studied at the Glasgow School of Art, then, while working on her earliest collections of poetry, taught art at schools in Glasgow and Bristol for eight years. In 1978 she travelled to Canada for a year, after being selected for the first Scottish Writers Exchange Fellowship.

Her first collection of poems, Memo for Spring (Reprographia, 1972), won a Scottish Arts Council Book Award, as did Dreaming Frankenstein (Polygon, 1984). She was a recipient of a Cholmondley Award for Poetry, and has already been honoured by both her host institutions, being a Fellow of Glasgow School of Art and an Honorary Doctor of Letters of Glasgow University. She has been similarly honoured by the Universities of Aberdeen, Stirling, Strathclyde, Edinburgh, St Andrews, Dundee, Abertay, Queen Margaret University College and Glasgow Caledonian University, and is a Fellow of RSAMD and of Glasgow Institute of Art.

Her poetry collections include Dreaming Frankenstein (Polygon, 1984), True Confessions and New Cliches (Polygon, 1985), Bagpipe Muzak (Penguin, 1991), and The Colour of Black and White: Poems 1984-2003 (Polygon, 2003).

Her plays include Tartuffe (Polygon, 1986), Mary Queen of Scots Got Her Head Chopped Off (Penguin, 1989) and the Saltire Society Scottish Book of the Year Award-winning Medea (Nick Hern Books, 2000).

Liz Lochhead lives in Glasgow. She was appointed the city's Poet Laureate in February 2005 and is also an Honorary President of the Scottish Poetry Library. She was appointed National Poet of Scotland in January 2011.

Supported by Glasgow City Council and the Scottish Book Trust

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