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'Time to Write' - Creative Writing workshops in the Glens announced

7th May 2015

Time to Write is a series of creative writing workshops for adults with Joan Lennon who was Writer-in-Residence for the BOOKMARK book festival in 2014. The workshops will run over a period of 5 months and will be in Kirkmichael Session House and Bridge of Cally Hall.
Joan Lennon, experienced author and tutor

Joan Lennon, experienced author and tutor

The workshops will be held from May to September and all are welcome to apply for a place. Each session will focus on a particular genre (poetry, fiction, memoir, creative non-fiction, surprise writing) and will include fun warm-ups, a writing chllenge, time to share and ideas to take your work further at home (optional!). By the end of the series, you'll have a portfolio of new work and the chance to be part of a publication to be launched at the 2015 BOOKMARK festival.

Booking is essential so please contact Petrina Menzies by email at or telephone on 01250 881770 or 882242. The workshops are generously funded by a grant from the Drumderg Community Fund.


A really big thank you to you and everyone at Bookmark for doing such a splendid job. I felt I was made truly welcome and everything was very well-arranged and proceeded so smoothly. I can only guess at the massive work done to make this possible. Well done! Please pass on my thanks to the other members of the great Bookmark team. I‘m pleased my event seemed to go well. A great venue and a lovely audience. Lin was a fantastic interviewer, too! I‘d be delighted to come back again any time. Also to take part in the schools programme, if possible.

Ron Butlin

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