Day Workshop: Poetry: Engaging the Senses with Nalini Paul

Day Workshop: Poetry: Engaging the Senses with Nalini Paul

Date(s) - Sun 18th Nov, 2018
10:00am - 4:00pm

Moniack Mhor, Kiltarlity, Inverness-shire , IV4 7HT

What does the sky taste like? What landscape best describes your mood? What images appear when you hear a certain strain of music? Join Nalini Paul for a day of poetry and exploration through the senses. You will engage with sound, smell and tactility, creating imagery that brings the abstract and the tangible together. Writing exercises and discussion will help you to generate new ideas and to focus them in your own time. We will explore different forms of poetry, and look at poetic techniques, to help bring your writing to life. This workshop suits all abilities, whether you have written poetry before or are new to this exciting genre.

Nalini Paul’s poetry explores landscape, place and identities. Born in India, she grew up in Vancouver from the age of two, and has been living in Scotland for more than 20 years. In 2017 she was awarded a Robert Louis Stevenson Fellowship to work on her first full poetry collection. Her first pamphlet, Skirlags, was shortlisted for the Callum Macdonald Award in 2010. Nalini has collaborated with visual artists, dancers and musicians around Scotland and in Orkney, where she was George Mackay Brown Writing Fellow (2009-10). She received a Tom McGrath Award for her work in progress for Stellar Quines Theatre, Beyond the Mud Walls (2016). In early 2018, Nalini travelled to India as part of the New Passages project with the Edinburgh International Book Festival and An Lanntair, Stornoway; exploring connections between Scotland and India via the Colin Mackenzie collection of art.

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Bursaries are always available, and you also have the option to pay in installments, see How to Book.


This course is now fully booked. Please contact us on or 01463 741 675 to be added to the waiting list.

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