Posted by: scottishwriters | March 10, 2014

Mixing the Colours

Saturday 15th March 2014; 1pm to 4pm,
Glasgow Women’s Library, 23 Landressy Street, Bridgeton, Glasgow G40 1BP.

‘Mixing the Colours’ Creative Writing Workshop with Magi Gibson
Magi Gibson

The Scottish Writers’ Centre and Glasgow Women’s Library have teamed up with writer, Magi Gibson, to offer this free workshop to women.

Whether you feel that you were ever affected by sectarianism or not, you probably have stories to tell – poems to write. Did you ever see an Orange March or go to a Celtic game? Are there ‘mixed marriages’ in your family? What did it mean to you to grow up as a Protestant or a Catholic girl in Scotland? Scottish writing encompasses stories, poems, and dramas which explore the Catholic/Protestant experience. It’s part of our history, part of our culture – but women’s voices are frequently silenced on this issue.

Glasgow Women’s Library, through its Mixing the Colours project, aims to uncover the thoughts, voices, and experiences of Scottish women. Not only will this workshop help you commence writing on these themes, but what you write will be considered for publication in a highly regarded anthology, alongside established Scottish women writers.

Don’t worry if you think you have nothing to say, or if you think you have stories to tell but don’t know how. That’s what the workshop is about.

This is a free event, open to all.

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