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Writing Workshop with Gerry Cambridge

‘Description is a revelation!’ Michael MacLaverty told the young Seamus Heaney when he visited the older writer. Gerry Cambridge’s workshop will take a look, via examples, at the importance of looking accurately in writing well, whether it be poems or prose.

Gerry Cambridge is a poet whose sixth, and most recent, collection of poems is The Light Acknowledgers (HappenStance Press, 2019). He founded the transatlantic magazine The Dark Horse, still Scotland’s leading poetry journal, in 1995. He is also an essayist, print designer and typographer, with a background in natural history photography and a lifelong interest in the natural world. He lived in an Ayrshire caravan for twenty years before leaving to become a Brownsbank Fellow in Hugh MacDiarmid’s former home from 1997 to 1999. He has been a Royal Literary Fund Writing Fellow at the University of Edinburgh (2006–2009) and at Glasgow Caledonian University (2010–2012). In his early twenties, he was, as far as he knows, one of the youngest ever regular freelancers, specialising in nature articles, for the UK Reader’s Digest, which at the time (the 1980s) had a monthly circulation of 1.5 million copies.

Gerry will also be hosting a poetry evening at Taigh Chearsabhagh on Thursday 27th of October.

For further details and booking, please visit the poetry evening event page.

Taigh Chearsabhagh would like to thank Live Literature Scotland for their support.