Tom Murray Writer

Out of My Head



A QUICK GLANCE AT WORKSHOPS/EVENTS/READINGS.


2017

DATE                              WHAT

15th June:                       Workshop: Tynecastle Community

18th May                      
Hawick Book Awards    Chair: Heart of Hawick.

13th May                       
Workshop: Heritage Hub Hawick 10am--1230pm

15th April.                   
Rehearsed Reading my play 'Honey for my Honey Theatre Royal, Dumfries.




2016

DATE                              WHAT

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


2015                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

DATE                          WHAT

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.


2014

DATE                             WHAT

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


2013


DATE                             WHAT

30th November              Radio Drama workshop.  Haddington. 

6th September               Advanced Higher Creative Writing Conference--Drama workshop.

3rd September               Discusion on the playwritng
process with myself,  Robert Leach, John Nichol, and Jules Horne in Hawick.

July 20th                        2 x Young Writers Workshops,  Haddington. 

21st June                      Song lyric workshops, Border Carers.
  

18th May                       All day workshop--Play In A Day.    Haddinton. 

11th May                       All day workshop--Writing: Day by Day.  Dalkeith 


 Jan/Feb/March(Various)  
Workshops in Galashiels Primary Schools as part of 'Windows to the Future' project.  See    http://www.ruffledfeatherspuppets.co.uk  for details.



2012

DATE                            WHAT

Dec(various)                  Workshops in Galashiels Primary Schools as part of 'Windows to the Future' project.  See    http://www.ruffledfeatherspuppets.co.uk  for details.

27th October                 Playwriting Workhop,  (T&E creative writing day venue tbc)

18th September             Talk and a workshop on short stories,   Carrick Academy, Maybole Ayrshire.   

21st June                        Memoirs Workshop, Penicuik Library.

20th June                        Memoirs Workshop, Dalkeith Library.

6th June                          Port Seton Writers Group--  Reading--Cockenzie.

                                       Part of Three Harbours festival.

3rd June                          Poets In The Pans--   Reading--  Prestonpans.

                                      Part of Three Harbours Festival. 

19th May                       Fiction workshop--All day.  Dalkeith.  

10th May                        Penicuik Writers Event **

2nd May                        DAME event-Reading.

28th March                    Reading/workhop Drumlanrig Primary School.
                


2011


DATE                             WHAT


2nd December                  Open Mic reading-- Alloa Library.

12th November                CREATIVE WRITING DAY

30th Sept--15th Oct.        'SINS OF THE FATHER' TOUR  -Various venues.


17th September                YOUNG WRITERS WORKSHOP   (Workshops and forums.)

10th September                YOUNG WRITERS WORKSHOP

2nd April                         WORKSHOP--VARIOUS SUBJECTS. 

26th March                      WORKSHOP--BORDER CARERS.

20th March                      EILDON TREE OPEN MIC
                                        (Organised by myself and fellow editors.)

19th March                      WORKSHOP--BORDER CARERS.

12th March.                     WORKSHOP--VARIOUS SUBJECTS. 

28th February                  READING & Q/A 

1st February                   DALKEITH & PENICUIK ANTHOLOGY LAUNCH 
                                         (East Lothian launch.)



2010


DATE                             WHAT                                                                     

NOVEMBER 24          DALKEITH & PENICUIK ANTHOLOGY LAUNCH  **
                                     (Midlothian launch)

NOVEMBER 2           STIRLING WRITERS TUTOR.

NOVEMBER 1           TYNE & ESK WRITER OF THE YEAR AWARDS.  **


OCTOBER 30 &31       EILDON TREE FESTIVAL  VARIOUS EVENTS
                     (Organised by myself and fellow editors of Eildon Tree Magazine)


OCTOBER 26           GHOSTLY TALES OPEN MIC--STORYTELLING FESTIVAL. *

OCTOBER 12           STIRLING WRITERS TUTOR


SEPTEMBER 28         STIRLING WRITERS TUTOR

SEPTEMBER 28         GLENOCHIL  PRISON  SCREENPLAY WORKSHOP

SEPTEMBER 10         NORTHERN WRITES CREATIVE DAY.  VARIOUS WORKSHOPS

SEPTEMBER 4          CALLANDER POETRY WEEKEND READING.


AUGUST 18            CHILDREN'S FICTION WORKSHOP *

AUGUST 7             YOUTH THEATRE PLAY  PERFORMANCE *
                     ( I co wrote the play.  Performed at Edinburgh Fringe.)
            
AUGUST 15            EDINBURGH  BOOK FESTIVAL  READING                                       



JULY 28              POETRY & LANDSCAPE  WORKSHOP  *


JUNE 21              FLASH FICTION   WORKSHOP *


MAY 17TH             STIRLING WRITERS TUTOR.

MAY 4TH              STIRLING WRITERS  TUTOR.
                                                           

MARCH 19-21          CLACKSWRITE WRITERS FESTIVAL.   VARIOUS EVENTS/WORKSHOPS *                             

MARCH 1ST            CREATIVE WRITING DAY, BRECHIN.  VARIOUS WORKSHOPS


FEBRUARY 1st--5th    PITLOCHRY WINTER WORDS FESTIVAL. VARIOUSWORKSHOPS


JANUARY 13           PROSE:CHARACTER AND PLACE WORKSHOP *