SATURDAY 10th November
Harry Josephine Giles
Afternoon workshop + evening event can be booked separately or together, with a local organic meal in between. Please see full details below:
PLAYING WITH WORDS AND WOODS
This writing workshop looks at both writing and nature as places to play games: rather than thinking about ecology as something to just look at and preserve, we’re going to think about what it’s like to be people in the environment, and how to have fun together. We’ll use playful writing exercises (and gentle walking exercises, weather permitting) to come up with new ways of talking about nature and ourselves.
Book celebration and readings
6.30pm – 8pm
We are delighted to welcome Harry Josephine Giles to celebrate the release of The Games — a book of play with language. In Scots and English, it mucks about with sound poetry, found poetry, computer-generated poetry, dirty poetry and other ways to blur and bust the borders of genre. Its themes are ecology, power and sex: how can you have fun in a system that’s trying to take power away from you? The Games makes and breaks rules in an effort to live a full life in a full world.
Harry will read extracts from the collection then offer a signing at the end of the event.
**DOUBLE-BILL BOOKING OFFER + DINNER**
Book for the double-bill (afternoon workshop + evening event) and pay a special combined rate of £40 (saving £5). And there’s more…!
If you’re booking for the double-bill, why not stay for your dinner in between! Or if you’re just coming to one of the events, you can join us for food and extend your visit. We are delighted to offer a winter tagine made with local organic vegetables, followed by an apple crumble made with Falkland Orchard apples, all served with tea/coffee.
Dinner costs £10, payable in cash on the day. Booking required – register in the link below.
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PRAISE FOR THE GAMES
Shortlisted for the Edwin Morgan Poetry Award 2016
“Harry Giles is our smartest young poet. It’s good to see the Scottish traditions thriving – reinvented, challenged, and cropping up in unexpected places. They are savvy and funny too.”
“This poetry disarms, barbs, takes risks. It is true poetry: vital, funny, humane, wrathful, pulsing and peculiar, in thevery best of ways.”
— Jenni Fagan
“Pure joy would be to stand, eyes closed, in the playground of Harry Giles’ mind.”
— William Letford
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