Welcome to award-winning poet, Sheila Templeton. Sheila, aged 78, had a nomadic childhood ranging from Aberdeenshire to East Africa. She now lives in Glasgow. Sheila is a former teacher who now writes full-time. She writes in both English and Doric (the form of Scots language found in North East Scotland). Read more "GUEST POET: SHEILA TEMPLETON"
I’m seventy years of age and I live in a town on the Clyde coast.
I’ve always written for various reasons. Sometime just to get things off my chest, writing can be so cathartic, but mostly for pleasure.
I’m married with one son, a daughter in law and a granddaughter who also, to my great delight, writes. Read more "THIRD PLACE MEMOIR: LYNN HENDERSON"
I was born in Devon in 1950 but grew up in Scotland and have lived there most of my life. I now share my time between Glasgow and Vancouver. I’ve written stuff since I was a kid and I studied English Literature at Glasgow University with a vague idea of becoming a writer. I didn’t take to academic life and tried to leave and go travelling. I was persuaded to finish my degree. I became interested in film-making whilst a student and have earned an erratic living as a freelance cinematographer and director since. I work in both factual TV and fiction films. Luckily my work has involved much travel to many parts of the world for short but intense periods and I would say I feel relaxed and most “at home” whilst in transit ! I often write whilst on the move.
Read more "SECOND PLACE MEMOIR: JAN PESTER "
Angelena has spent thirty- five years as an international training consultant, specialising in behavioural management and conflict resolution. She trained in Transactional Analysis, the psychology of communication and behaviour, her preferred tool for counselling and coaching.
She originates from the Peak District but has spent a life time travelling and living in places as far apart as Vancouver, Dubai, Paris, Seville and Iran. Now semi-retired in Great Malvern, she writes every morning, walks the hills and paints landscapes every afternoon and fits family and reading in between. Read more "GUEST BLOGGER: ANGELENA BODEN"
By Jodie Wilkinson
My name is Jodie and I work at Glasgow Film Theatre (GFT) in the role of Public Engagement Coordinator. I really love my job as every day brings new challenges and I have the privilege of collaborating with people who are both passionate about film and the power it has to enhance people’s lives and wellbeing. Glasgow Film Theatre truly is a cinema like no other, offering a uniquely warm cinema-going experience all year round. What began as a single screen cinema over 40 years ago has become Scotland’s most diverse and best publicly attended independent cinema in Scotland, with Glasgow Film Festival one of the top three film festivals in the UK. Read more "A CINEMA LIKE NO OTHER"
Welcome to a new monthly feature in which Sallie Lloyd-Jones shares some of her memories with us. Read more "BOXES IN THE ATTIC 3 BY SALLIE LLOYD-JONES"
Autumn Voices welcomes Nancy Adams who will be posting a blog on aspects of Conscious Eldering every two months.
Born and raised in southern California, I grew up spending school holidays camping amongst redwood trees in the Sierra Nevada Mountains. But I was nearly 20 years old, living in Germany for a year, before I experienced the rhythm of nature in its four distinct seasons: it felt like coming home to myself. Read more "CONSCIOUS ELDERING: NANCY ADAMS"