The environment of Uist and the strong Gaelic bardic tradition provide the background for the poetry and creative writing focus at Taigh Chearsabhagh. The Poetry Evenings and the Writers’ Group are organised by a small group of dedicated enthusiasts including Pauline Prior-Pitt’s website who has published 5 books of poetry and performs her poetry at festivals throughout the UK ad beyond.
Last Thursday Poetry Evenings
The poetry evenings are held during the winter on the last Thursday of the month at 7.30pm. Each month we have a special guest poet, read poems on a particular theme or read the poems of an individual poet.
Anyone is welcome to come to these very informal poetry evenings. You might like to read poems on this month’s theme, or just come to enjoy listening to poems being read aloud. It’s an opportunity to relax with a glass of wine and enjoy fine poetry, in good company.
This is a very informal, very friendly group of people who want to write for many varied reasons. Each meeting begins with a writing exercise which explores some aspect of writing. The group then share the output from this. This exercise may then be used as a starting point for new work. During the second part of the evening, members of the group share whatever project they are working on at the moment. This gives them the opportunity to present their work to a wider audience.
If you are an aspiring writer reading this, it may sound daunting, but you can be assured that the group is totally supportive.
COVID-19 update – Writing workshops are continuing online, and are currently full. Potential for Poetry Evenings online are being developed. Stay Safe
On Those Days video – a collaboration with Pauline Prior-Pitt and UistFilm is now online here