Poetry: Ron Butlin & Brian McCabe, Guest: Miriam Gamble

Poetry: Ron Butlin & Brian McCabe, Guest: Miriam Gamble

Date(s) - Mon 1st Apr - Sat 6th Apr, 2019
All Day

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

Giving Your Poems a Voice

In their workshops, Brian and Ron will help you get in touch with your imagination and give it a voice. They will explore various aspects of poetry such as the use of the speaker, responding to place and to people, drawing on memory and finding inspiration in the everyday; writing poems, reading, feedback, discussion – and fun!

With an international reputation as a prize-winning novelist, Ron Butlin is a former Edinburgh Makar / Poet Laureate. His work has been translated into over a dozen languages. His most recent collection is The Magicians of Scotland and two books of verse for children. The Little Book of Scottish Rain will appear later this year.

Brian McCabe has held various writing fellowships, including those at Edinburgh University and St Andrews University and he was Editor of Edinburgh Review 2005-10. He was Royal Literary Fellow at Glasgow University 2010-12 and 2014-15. Currently he is a Lecturer in Creative Writing at Lancaster University. He has published three collections of poetry, the most recent being Zero (Polygon, 2009). He has published one novel and five collections of short stories, the most recent being A Date With My Wife (Canongate). His Selected Stories was published by Argyll.

Originally from Belfast in Northern Ireland, Miriam Gamble lectures in Creative Writing at the University of Edinburgh. Her poetry collections are The Squirrels  Are Dead (2010), which won a Somerset Maugham Award, and Pirate Music  (2014), both published by Bloodaxe; her third book, What Planet, is due from Bloodaxe in May 2019. Miriam has also received an Eric Gregory Award, the Ireland Chair of Poetry Bursary Award and the Vincent Buckley Poetry Prize. She was a 2017 International Literature Showcase writer and the 2018 winner of the Shore Poets Mark Ogle Memorial Award.

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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 info@moniackmhor.org.uk or 01463 741 675 to be added to the waiting list.

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