Thanks to Lizzie MacGregor for being one of our guest bloggers. Lizzie compiled and edited ‘ Whatever the Sea: Scottish Poems for Growing Older’ (Scottish Poetry Library/Polygon, 2016). Sally Magnusson, in her Foreword to this collection, commented, ‘they explore the never-ageing human heart in its encounter with mortality. And they do it beautifully.’ A few
Welcome to Larry Butler, who has been an influential figure in this project by providing support through Lapidus, by agreeing to publish the book, ‘Autumn Voices: Scottish writers talk about their creativity in later life’; and by being the one who suggested starting this blog.
Grey Hen Press was founded by Joy Howard in 2007. The idea behind the press (and hence its name) was to showcase older women’s poetry. Why older women? because: In terms of age, today’s poetry publishing scene is highly competitive and demanding in terms of building up a CV. Women over 60, especially those who
Last month (August 2017) Anne Gallacher wrote about the work that Luminate does to promote creativity in later life. The Luminate Festival of Creative Ageing runs throughout October, with events all over Scotland. Watch out for their catalogue which contains details of these events. One of these events – Autumn Voices – is being run
by Simon Berry It was barely five years ago that I started writing poetry, that is if you ignore my student days when I was really into it and edited a poetry magazine. But that was almost half a century ago! So what happened in between? I suppose the short and simple answer is that
Being encouraged to contribute an event to the 2015 Luminate Festival of Creative Ageing was the beginning of the Autumn Voices project. So, I am delighted that Anne Gallacher, Luminate’s Director, accepted my invitation to be a Guest Blogger. For just over 5 years I have worked for Luminate, running the annual Scotland-wide creative ageing
By Larry Butler The more I talk and write about life and death, the more alive I feel. Do you? Four years ago, I set-up a group called die-a-log ; from this small start of eight people meeting in a friend’s front room in Glasgow, there are now over 10 groups around the UK: http://diealog.co.uk/ Diealog