Date(s) - Thu 15th Jun, 2023
4:00pm - 6:30pm

The Spectrum Centre, Inverness, , IV1 1LS

A Creativity and Care Event

Do you enjoy writing poetry, or want to venture into the world of spoken word?

Join slam poet and writer, Hamish MacDonald, for a FREE poetry and spoken word taster session in Inverness! Whether you’ve never written before, or you have loads of experience, this workshop is for you.

Please e-mail any enquiries to Charlotte and Vicky at:

  • charlotte@moniackmhor.org.uk
  • vicky@moniackmhor.org.uk

Or you can call the Creativity and Care team on: 01463 592828


WHEN: Thursday 15th June, 4.00pm-6.30pm

WHERE: The Spectrum Centre (Concourse Room), 1B Margaret Street, Inverness, IV1 1LS


“Hamish MacDonald is a playwright, novelist and poet who is currently active on the live poetry circuit in Scotland and beyond. He is author of the novel ‘The Gravy Star’ and has contributed to several poetry anthologies including anarchic bairns books King o the Midden and Blethertoun Braes, both published by Scots language imprint Itchy Coo Publishing. In 2020 his poetry collection ‘Wilson’s Ornithology & Burds in Scots’ was published by Scotland Street Press, while in the same year he became the Bankies Bard, honorary poet for Clydebank Football Club with publication of poetry collection ‘Kilbowie Dreams’.

A founder and former joint artistic director of the internationally successful Dogstar Theatre Company, Hamish’s plays included ‘Factor 9’ , a hard-hitting exposé of the NHS contaminated blood scandal. Hamish has written and presented documentaries for BBC Radio Scotland including ‘The Spirit of Invergordon’ , ‘The Scot Who Stayed in Argentina’ and ‘Motorbikes and McDonalds’.

Hamish was Scottish Slam Poetry Champion in 2022 and ranked second in the same year at the World Slam Finals in Paris. In December 2022 he took part in the European Slam finals in Rome, qualifying for the Abya Yala World Poetry Slam in Rio de Janeiro in October 2023. He was the first Scots Scriever at the National Library of Scotland from 2015-17 and the first Robert Burns Writing Fellow for Dumfries and Galloway Arts Association from 2003-06.”


The Life Changes Trust was established by The National Lottery Community Fund in April 2013 with a ten year endowment of £50 million to support transformational improvement in the quality of life, well-being, empowerment and inclusion of three key groups in Scotland: people living with dementia, unpaid carers of those with dementia and young people with care experience. The Trust concluded their ten year tenure in March 2022Moniack Mhor is a formal legacy partner of the Life Changes Trust.


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

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