Scottish Writers' Centre Blog

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Last time: Gerrie Fellows

Grateful thanks, first of all, to Gerrie Fellows for her Poetry Collage Workshop on 18 March – the first ‘workshop’ session the Writers’ Centre has held. The author of this Post was in Leipzig – and so couldn’t attend – but clearly missed something good, as comments on Facebook reflect:

* Thanks for the excellent collage workshop on 18th March, it was really enjoyable! am looking forward to future events with SWC now I’ve signed up to the blog!

** Felt my brain really wake up during last night’s poetry collage workshop with Gerrie Fellows. Who would think taking a random page of text and examining the words could be such an inspiring way to trigger metaphors in our own writing? My page was about meteorology. Included terms like ‘dew-point’, ‘radiation fog’, ‘sand drifting’, ‘disper…sal’, and given lines like ‘strong winds blow across fallow fields’. A great night.


Next time: Peter Robertson

Our next event is on Thursday, 8 April, again at the CCA on Sauchiehall St, and – as ever – at 7pm. This time, however, we are downstairs in CCA 4 for an event marking the publication of 40 ‘Glasgow Voices’ in the international literary quarterly ( Not all forty will read, of course. Editor Peter Robertson has selected the following writers:

Gerrie Fellows

Jane Goldman

Peter Manson

Ewan Morrison

Sheila Puri

Alan Riach

Sue Reid Sexton

Admission is on a ‘first come, first served’ basis. The event is NOT ticketed. So do get there early, to avoid being disappointed.


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