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A spidery piece of pale green lichen grows out from old grey stones.

Writing Workshop with Kathleen Jamie

Join us for a poetry writing workshop with Kathleen Jamie, focussing on the natural world.

Bring a small item from the natural world – a feather, a twig, a stone, a shell – and let Kathleen guide you through putting it to paper.

Kathleen will also be hosting a poetry evening on Thursday at Taigh Chearsabhagh.

Kathleen Jamie was born in Scotland in 1962. Her poetry collections include The Overhaul, which won the 2012 Costa Poetry Prize, and The Tree House, which won the Forward prize. Her non-fiction essays are collected in the three highly regarded books Findings, Sightlines, and Surfacing, all regarded as important contributions to the ‘new nature writing’.

Her most recent poetry collection, The Bonniest Companie appeared in 2015, and won the Saltire Scottish Book of the Year Award.

Kathleen’s interests are in archaeology, nature and environment, travel and art. She writes mostly in English, and occasionally in Scots.

Kathleen Jamie is presently Scotland’s ‘Makar’, or National Poet.


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