Chrys Salt: Artistic Director of The Bakehouse
The annual Big Lit Festival organised by The Bakehouse.
Indigo Dreams Publishing
Other interesting Links
The official website of Poetry Olympics events, Jazz Poetry, SuperJams and New Departures publishing, a perennial celebration since 1959.
Kim Ayres Portrait Photography - Who would you like to be today? Portraits need not be nervous, stuffy affairs with pseudo-cloud backgrounds and fixed smiles; they can be thoughtful, enlightening and fun.
A resource base for Peter Manson users
and the wider poetry community
Author, poet and journalist Mary Smith is a feature writer for award-winning Dumfries & Galloway Life magazine and her debut novel, No More Mulberries, is set in Afghanistan where she worked for many years. Check it out on Amazon ...
Donny O’Rourke - Poet, Journalist, Teacher, Broadcaster
Scottish PEN is part of International PEN, a dynamic worldwide association of writers pledged to protect freedom of expression and promote literature across frontiers throughout the world.
The Golden Thread of Poetry: Poetry that connects and transforms poetry on a different level.
Morelle Smith: A blog about writing and travelling.
Poet and Songwriter
Regi Claire is the award-winning author of three works of fiction: Inside-Outside, The Beauty Room, Fighting It.
Kenneth C Steven: Writer, Poet
Sara Sheridan, Author
Christine De Luca was born and brought up in Shetland. She writes in English and in Shetlandic which is a blend of Old Scots with much Norse influence. Shetland dialect is a lively mother tongue, still vibrant and enjoyed both for its onomatapoeic quality and its classlessness.
Smokestack champions poets who are unconventional, unfashionable, radical or left-field and who are working a long way from the metropolitan centres of cultural authority. Smokestack is interested in the World as well as the Word.
Jonathan Falla is an English writer now based in Scotland, the author of three published novels, ethnography, essays, short stories and drama.
Born in Derry in 1961, but resident in Scotland since 1970, Donal McLaughlin is a freelance writer and translator and Scottish PEN’s first écrivain sans frontières.
"I have been writing for as long as I care to remember, and to date have produced seventeen books of various sizes, and a number of articles and short stories."
Jo Clifford: writer, performer and teacher.
Martín Espada has published seventeen books in all as a poet, editor and translator. His collection of poems entitled The Republic of Poetry (Norton, 2006) received a Paterson Award for Sustained Literary
Achievement and was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. His next collection, The Trouble Ball, is forthcoming from Norton in 2011. He has received numerous fellowships and awards, including a Guggenheim
Fellowship and the National Hispanic Cultural Center Literary Award. Espada teaches at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst.
Liz Niven: poet and writer
Andrew Murray Scott: Scottish author of 4 novels; Tumulus, Estuary Blue, The Mushroom Club, The Big J, a small poetry collection, Dancing Underwater, and ten non-fiction books including biography of Alex Trocchi.
Gerda Stevenson: actor/writer/director, she has worked for over 30 years on stage, television, radio and film throughout Britain and abroad. She has dramatised many Scottish novels for BBC Radio 4, most recently Lewis Grassic Gibbon’s SUNSET SONG, broadcast in Spring 2009.
A specialist nursery in Gatehouse set within a beautiful 18th century walled garden.
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