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Poetry, Story and the Theatre: Writing a Play for the Modern World

How can we use the discipline of lyric poetry to add greater depth, texture and vividness to our storytelling? Join us during Book Week Scotland for a creative poetry workshop with leading Highlands-based writer George Gunn.

George Gunn is from Thurso, Caithness. In 2021 he published his 10th book of poems “Chronicles of The First Light” (Drunk Muse Press). His second novel “The Vinegar Wind” will appear in 2022. He has had over 50 plays produced for stage and radio, the latest are “Call Me Mister Bullfinch” (The Royal Lyceum Theatre commission) and “The Fallen Angels of the Moine” (Dogstar Theatre, 2022). He writes for the magazine Bella Caledonia. He is currently the Caithness Makar with Lyth Arts Centre. 

“George Gunn is a poet of energy and lyricism. Fearless.”

– Anne Macleod, Scotland On Sunday


There are limited spaces for this free event. If you need to cancel your space for any reason, please email taigh@taigh-chearsabhagh.org as soon as you can so we can offer it to someone else.

George Gunn will also be performing a poetry reading at Taigh Chearsabhagh on Thursday 17th November.

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Suaicheantasan Scottish Book Trust agus Book Week Scotland, ann an dath uaine.