Please note that HighlandLIT events at the Glen Mhor Hotel are currently cancelled due to the Coronavirus pandemic during which public events cannot be held. Regular meetings will resume when we are told that it is once again safe to come together. In the meantime, please see the Home Page for news of the on-line alternative, HighlandLIT on-line.
HighlandLIT’s May event is
a Workshop with George Gunn on Tuesday, 18th May at 6.30pm on Zoom
George Gunn’s Workshop on Tuesday May 18th at 6.30pm on Zoom will be ‘a workshop as a conversation ‘ as we discuss how poetry can help us all with our writing regardless of genre.
George will begin with a brief reading of his own poems, offer insights into the role of poetry in literature and then lead a conversation about how poetry has or could influence our own work.
‘Poetry is the base camp from which you climb in order to reach your chosen form and to find your voice...The poet is inside every writer. Release the poet and you release the art.’
George is a poet, playwright, novelist, journalist, and teacher whose work is shaped by his connection to Caithness. Recent publications include Province of the Cat, The Great Edge, and a new collection of poetry, his tenth, is due shortly from Drunk Muse Press. He is currently one of five Caithness Artists in Residence in association with Lyth Arts Centre. His ‘Words on the Wind’ project will combine video imagery and the poems submitted from the community read aloud.
If you’d like to come, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and request the link. Everyone is welcome to attend. If you are a member, or join/rejoin for 2021-22 here, the Workshop is free to attend. For non-members the fee for attending the Worshop is £5.00 - you can pay here.
HighlandLIT programme for 2021
May 18th Workshop with George Gunn (see above)
June 15th Open Mic
July 20th Author event with Barbara Henderson, whose Scottish by Inclination is published in June.
August 17th Workshop with Jenn Macrae on how to effectively read your work to an audience
September 21st Open Mic
(Further events are to be announced)