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SCAP Writers in the Room

SCAP Writers in the Room
2 - 4pm Sunday 17th September 2023
Free and all welcome

Hosted by Linda Jackson and Donna Campbell

We are pleased to welcome back Sea Horse Creative Arts and Publishing (SCAP) to the gallery for a special afternoon of readings with Perth Makar, Jim MacKintosh who will be reading from a forthcoming publication about displacement; and Mairi Murphy who writes about the Irish diaspora. As well as these guest readers, there will be writers from across the globe - including countries such as Iran, Ukraine, Syria and Russia - who have recently had their work in print from SCAP Publishing in the collection, Writing the World

This event has been scheduled to coincide with the exhibition 'Migration Memories' by Moira McIver.

Jim Mackintosh is a poet, editor and producer based in Perthshire. He has published six collections of poetry, the latest of which was Flipstones (Tippermuir Books, 2018). He has edited or co-edited four poetry anthologies including the critically acclaimed Beyond The Swelkie (Tippermuir Books, 2021), a celebration in poems and essays to mark the centenary of George Mackay Brown which he co-edited with Paul S Philippou. Amongst his varied output is his latest book The Banes o the Turas which was published in November 2022 by Tippermuir Books. He has two volumes of poetry scheduled to be published in 2024: Elements of Isolation – a personal perspective on the Covid Bourach and We are Migrant – a reflection on the continuing global and nearly always tragic shift of humanity.

Mairi Murphy's poetry has been published in New Writing Scotland, in various poetry magazines, and her first collection, Observance was published by Clochoderick Press in 2018. She is the co-founder of Four-em Press, publishing Glasgow Women Poets in 2016. Involved in the inaugural Paisley Book Festival in 2020 through a series of Poetry Café Workshops, followed in 2021 by poetry readings exploring her Irish heritage with Donal McLaughlin and Charlie Gracie, and 2022 saw the publication of Daughters, Wives, Resilient Lives. As a member of Lapidus Scotland she is a firm believer in promoting health and wellbeing through writing

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