Guest Blog

Each month we try to have an Autumn Voices member contribute to the blog. This could be anything from poetry to pottery and if you’d like to be a guest blogger then apply once you’re logged in as a member.

Anne Dunford reviews – Other Worlds – An Anthology of Scottish Island Poems Edited by Stewart Conn

I was fairly certain I’d enjoy this book as soon as I saw it. As I love Scottish islands and poetry, I was almost sure it would be good – and it was. However, this is a book that will, I’m sure, also be enjoyed by many who don’t share my enthusiasms! An excellent introduction … Continue reading Anne Dunford reviews – Other Worlds – An Anthology of Scottish Island Poems Edited by Stewart Conn

Living with Chronic Illness

Most people have heard of Multiple Sclerosis, and also Motor Neurone Disease, since Rob Burrow and Doddie Weir highlighted that disease through their own experiences. These illnesses and many others, like cancer and dementia, attract quite a lot of funding, media campaigns and governmental research. However, my illness, Myasthenia Gravis, is little known and research … Continue reading Living with Chronic Illness

Growing older … and feeling healthier

Irene Haining spent the majority of her working life in Glasgow teaching in an inner-city school. Although she and her husband Andrew enjoyed their time in the city, they always knew they were country people at heart. On retirement they returned to their native Dumfries & Galloway, and both agree that it was an excellent … Continue reading Growing older … and feeling healthier

Jo Clifford on International Women’s Day

Autumn Voices is delighted to share Jo Clifford’s words on International Women’s Day. Jo Clifford is a proud father and grandmother, playwright and performer, based in Edinburgh. She is the author of over 100 plays, many of which have been performed all over the world. Plays include: Every One, The Tree Of Knowledge, Faust Parts One … Continue reading Jo Clifford on International Women’s Day