A Writer’s Workshop with Mandy Haggith

On Sunday 24th February 11:00 – 13:00 at The Bakehouse, 44 High Street Gatehouse of Fleet DG7 2HP.

Trees have many connections with writing – we use them for making paper, pencils and bookshelves, the ancient Ogham alphabet has a tree linked to each letter and our books are full of leaves. In this workshop Mandy will explore how to use a tree as a source of inspiration, ideas and metaphors for our writing.

Environmental activist Dr Haggith has lobbied at the United Nations, worked for a Green Member of the Scottish Parliament and for international environmental organisations including Greenpeace, WWF, Fern, Taiga Rescue Network and the Environmental Paper Network. She has been awarded two Scottish Arts Council writer’s bursaries and a Creative Scotland artist award, and has won or been shortlisted for several poetry competitions. Her first novel, The Last Bear, won the Robin Jenkins Literary Award and The Walrus Mutterer has been listed for the Highland Book Prize. In the summer of 2013 she was the Poet in Residence in the Royal Botanical Gardens Edinburgh. She regularly teaches creative writing and runs workshops and retreats, and she lectures on creative writing and literature at the University of the Highlands and Islands.

Tickets: £10.00 (including a light lunch). Contact chrys@chryssalt.com or 01557 814175 to book a place. There are only 3 places left so hurry!

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