Literature Ambassador: Writers’ Free For All

Back in the 90s the writers of Dumfries and Galloway had regular gatherings in the form of the Writers’ Free For All. This was a place writers could discuss their current projects, share their work, and generally give and receive support. I didn’t live here then, but I’ve heard other writers in the region talk […]

Literature Ambassador: Poetic Doors

Saturday at The Stove there is this* Go! Forgotten Doors October 14 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm Seven of Dumfries’ long-lost buildings will be brought back to life in a day of poetry and art, plus an eighth ‘Future Door’. Large, free-standing representations of the forgotten doors will appear around the town in their former homes. […]

Literature Ambassador #4: Textual Healing

As a creative practitioner I’m very interested in the notion that art can heal, or at least strengthen us against life’s ills. I don’t know how close to the truth this comes, but I do know that the medical profession is beginning to take art seriously as a therapeutic force for certain conditions, with even […]