Date(s) - Sun 15th Nov, 2020
10:00am - 4:00pm
Moniack Mhor, Kiltarlity, Inverness-shire , IV4 7HT
What does the sky taste like? What kind of music does the wind in the trees make? How do you feel when you imagine walking through a forest at dusk? 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. Some writing exercises will be held outside, weather permitting.
Nalini Paul‘s first poetry pamphlet, Skirlags, was shortlisted for The Callum Macdonald Award in 2010. During 2009 and 2010 she was the George Mackay Brown Writing Fellow in Orkney, working with dancers, musicians, visual artists, archaeologists and the RSPB. Her collection, The Raven’s Song (2015) was inspired by raven and crow myths from Orkney, Shetland and Canada. Nalini’s poetic work for stage with Stellar Quines Theatre Company, Beyond the Mud Walls, is set partly in 1940s India and was showcased for ‘Rehearsal Rooms’ at the Traverse, Edinburgh, in September 2016. She was a Robert Louis Stevenson Fellow in 2017 and undertook a residency in Lewis and in Kolkata as part of the ‘New Passages’ project. She currently tutors and lectures at Glasgow School of Art. www.nalinipaul.com
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