Join us for an afternoon of garden inspired poetry and writing.
In conjunction with worldwide readings with the World Poetry Movement's current theme "poetry is the way to peace".
Gerry Loose, award winning poet, writer and environmental artist who works primarily with subjects from the natural world, will offer readings, commentary and Q&A on his work and writing process. He will also talk about the World Poetry Movement and his involvement with it.
Gerry has a background in horticulture and ecology; his poetry is informed by a wide knowledge of gardening and environmental issues, and is to be found inscribed in gardens and the wider landscape as well as books. He has been Poet in Residence at the Botanic Gardens of Glasgow and at Montpellier, France’s oldest botanic garden. He has also made work for Hidden Gardens, Glasgow and Port Logan Botanic Gardens among others.
He has been a recipient of a Robert Louis Stevenson Fellowship and a Creative Scotland Award, and has been Creative Director of the Peace Garden. www.gerryloose.com
Gerry also enjoys sharing his love of writing through his creative writing workshop "Writing the Garden" here at Woodlands Workspace. He will be joined by Sheena Beaton, Maggie Watson, Aileen Paterson, Jane Finnie, Annie Webster, Eileen Finlay, Fiona Stack and Jo Gray who will be sharing their own work.
Come along and enjoy an afternoon tea, celebrating both budding and well-rooted authors alike!