A QUICK GLANCE AT WORKSHOPS/EVENTS/READINGS.
DATE WHAT15th June: Workshop: Tynecastle Community
23rd November Book Week Scotland Workshop: Melrose Library 6pm-8pm.
15th November Saving and Sharing Borders WW1 Poetry Project Workshop Kelso library 2pm-4pm
3rd November Saving and Sharing Borders WW1 Poetry Project Workshop Peebles library 10am-noon
17th September Family Storytelling event, Abbey Row, Kelso. 2pm-3pm.
28th July Road to Rio Young Writers Workshop Duns Library, 2pm-3.30pm
27th July Road to Rio Young Writers Workshop Hawick Library, 2pm-3.30pm
26th July Road to Rio Young Writers Workshop Peebles Library, 2pm-3.30pm
16th July Family Storytelling event, Kelso Town Hall. 1230pm-130pm
17th June Borders Book Festival, Melrose--Event: interview/discussion with Novelist Ian McGuire 7.45ppm
17th June Road to Rio Young Writers Workshop Melrose, part of the Border Book Festival 2.15pm--3.45pm
14th June Road to Rio Young Writers Workshop Tweedbank Sports Centre, 6pm--7.30pm
9th June Talk/reading-- 'Life of a writer.' Balmoral Primary School, Galashiels.
12th May Borders Science Week event Galashiels Academy
22nd April Family Workshop/Storytelling Duns Library. 2pm-3.15pm
'Toy Tales' Telling stoies and writing them all about toys.
7th February National Libraries day. Selkirk.
31st January Reading at launch of Robert Leach's new poetry collection. County Hotel, Selkirk
27th November. Film screening. Hawick Library shown continually between 9.30am--5pm part of 'Turning The Page.' Book Week Scotland event.
As part of Book Week Scotland I worked with Scottish Borders Libraries and VOMO on the Transforming Libraries project called 'Turning The Page.' The aim was to create not just one visible event to challenge the public perceptions of libraries, but a series of events to highlight how libraries have transformed and encourage teens to engage with libraries. It will encompass drama, film, author interviews and local photographic displays.
For the project I wrote a short drama called 'Shush.' It was filmed by VOMO. This will be screened at Hawick Library, see above for information.
The film shows how far libraries have travelled on their journey to become community hubs.
19th November 'Writing Memoirs' Workshop. Borders Writers Forum.
29th October Storytelling event. Eyemouth Library. 2.15pm--3.15pm
8th October National Poetry Day Workshop. Theme 'Light.' Hawick Library.
27th July 'A Recipe of Words.' Workshop. Melrose Library
22nd July 'A Recipe of Words. ' Workshop. Kelso Library.
16th July 'A Recipe of Words.' Workshop Selkirk Library
8th June' 'Waverley Lines short story workshop. Galashiels Library.
1st June 'Writing and Performance Skills' Workshop. John Gray Centre,
Haddington part of Write On Festiva
25th April 'Treasure Train' event. Whiteinch Library, Glasgow.
26th March 'SpringWords' Workshop. Eyemouth Library.
25th March 'SpringWords' Workshop. Kelso Library
21st March Young Writers Workshops, Penicuik Library--
16th March 'Plays--Not all talk!' Talk on Play writing and adjudicating
play competition: Edinburgh Writers Society.
14th March Young Writers Workshop, John Gray Centre, Haddington.
7th March Young Writers Workshop John Gray Centre, Haddington
28th February Young Writers Workshop, Penicuik Library--
19th February Playwriting workshop--Crichton Writers, Dumfries.
20th January 'The Creative Life of a Writer In Residence: a different story every
day.' Talk on my various writer's residencies at Melrose Literary Society.
14th December Radio Drama Masterclass--Dumfries & Galloway.
27th November Poetry/prose workshop Book Week Scotland-- Hawick Library
16th November Radio Drama Masterclass-- Cummertrees, Dumfries & Galloway.
2nd October Two Poetry workshops for National Poetry day at Melrose Library and Eyemouth Library. (See Breaking News section for details)
14th September Readers Groups day--organizing and facilitating-- Galashiels Library
6th September Family storytelling event-- Kelso Library.
4th&5th September Drama workshop-- WriteFest Advanced Higher Writing Conference Aberdeen
12th August Storytelling-- Duns Library
3rd August Radio Drama workshop-- Powfoot, Dumfries & Galloway.
29th July Storytelling-- Galashiels Library
22nd July Storytelling-- Hawick Library
30th June Memoir/family history workshop-- Kelso Library
18th June Off The Shelf Writers Workshop: Plays--Galashiels Library
27th May Off The Shelf Writers Workshop: Poetry--Duns Library
23rd May Talk and workshop Peebles High School
9th April Off The Shelf Writers Workshop:Memoir--Peebles Library
27th March Kelso High School--Workshop--Discover Kelso
25th March Kelso High School--Workshop--Discover Kelso
24th March Kelso High School--Workshop--Discover Kelso
21st March Kelso High School--Workshop--Discover Kelso
17th March Kelso High School--Workshop--Discover Kelso
13th March Off The Shelf Writers Workshop: Fiction-- Hawick Library
13th February Borders Writers Forum --Dialogue workshop
5th February Yetholm Primary School--workshop-- Discover Kelso
3rd February Morebattle Primary School--workshop--Discover Kelso
31st January Yetholm Primary School--workshop--Discover Kelso