A Writers Workshop with Magi Gibson

Date: 10.30 - 13:00, Sunday 22nd September
Venue: The Mill on The Fleet, Gatehouse of Fleet, DG7 2HP

Tickets: £10.00 ( lunch available in The Mill Cafe)

Poetry as Memoir

How do you focus in on a moment from your past to capture something of the bigger picture of that time? Or use a treasured object or personal/family photograph to create a poem of startling freshness? In this workshop we’ll explore exercises and techniques to help you locate a memory and shape it into a poem which might well be the start of a longer sequence you’d like to write.


You may want to bring along an old family/personal photograph and/or family heirloom you might like to use as inspiration.

“It’s rare to find a poet whose ability to write wonderful poems matches their ability to teach.  I’ve been lucky enough to benefit from Magi Gibson’s talent as a writer, and a tutor.”
William Letford, poet

"Not only is Magi Gibson an excellent poet in her own right, but she is quite simply the best creative writing tutor I've ever come across."
Alan Bissett, novelist, playwright, performer.

Magi Gibson
Prize-winning poet Magi has had five poetry collections published. Her most recent, Washing Hugh MacDiarmid’s Socks was described in The National as “A joy to read.” She has held three Scottish Arts Council Creative Writing Fellowships and one Royal Literary Fund Writing Fellowship with the University of Paisley. She was the first Makar (Poet Laureate) of the City of Stirling in 500 years. She was Writer in Residence with the Gallery of Modern Art in Glasgow and Reader in Residence with Glasgow Women’s Library from 2012 - 2015, where she ran many creative writing workshops and hosted poets from India, Australia, South Africa, Canada, Jamaica and Palestine. She is a patron of the Federation of Writers Scotland.