A series of creative writing workshops. Inspired by our exhibition, Sgeul / Story, and led by poet Marjorie Lotfi.
A series of three workshops inspired by our current exhibition 'Sgeul / Story: Folktales of the Scottish Highlands'. We’ll be taking inspiration from the life and work of folklorist and story collector John Francis Campbell (1821 to 1885) and from the wide range of traditional Scottish stories and folklore collected by Campbell in the mid-19th century. Book for individual workshops, or come along to all three in the series. Everyone welcome.
No experience with Gaelic required to attend. Tickets are free but donations are appreciated to support the work of the Library.
Marjorie Lotfi is an Iranian-American who has lived in the UK for over 20 years. She's a winner of the inaugural James Berry Prize, and her first collection 'The Wrong Person to Ask' was published by Bloodaxe Books in October 2023. She's regularly commissioned to write new work, most recently 'The World May Be the Same' with Hannah Lavery (supported by The Edwin Morgan Trust) and also writes and performs regularly with the 12 Collective of women writers.
In her day job, Marjorie is a Co-Founder and Director of Open Book, which runs over 1,000 shared reading and creative writing workshops each year across Scotland, the Co-Chair of the Board of Trustees for StAnza, Scotland’s International Poetry Festival and an editor for 'New Writing Scotland'.