Write your mountain!

Join Anna Fleming, author, mountain leader and rock climber for a workshop on writing the mountains. 

In this creative writing session for young people, Anna will introduce you to the world of the mountains. She will bring climbing equipment and stories from her own experiences in Scotland, Norway and Greece.  

Taking inspiration from other remarkable women writers and climbers, including Gwen Moffat, Nan Shepherd and Helen Mort, Anna will lead exercises that will help you to harness their strength and write your own mountain.  

No previous knowledge of climbing or mountains is necessary – come with an open mind!  

This session is aimed at young people aged 14-18 and will take place at Stockbridge Library on Monday 10 October from 5.30 to 7pm.

Places are limited so please book your free place via Eventbrite.

Nature and Self: Free National Poetry Day Writing Workshop

On National Poetry Day 2022 join poet Roshni Gallagher for a free poetry writing workshop delving into nature and the self. No previous writing experience is needed. Roshni will lead the group through several gentle writing prompts. This is a session to explore the joys of nature and poetry! Please book your free place on Eventbrite.


Creativity in the making

Local poet Lorna Irvine recently led the Green Pencil Award 2013 winners in a writing workshop at Dynamic Earth. 

Lorna Irvine with Green Pencil Winners

The theme of the 2013 competition, which attracted over 800 entries, was Scotland’s Wonderful Weather?! 

Twenty winners joined Lorna to create their own Rainforest Book, making a book painting their picture of a rainforest in wordsThe workshop was one of a number of Green Pencil Award prizes.

Look out for the title of this year’s competition which will be revealed before the summer holidays.