Living Our Dying Winners Ceremony

Thursday 1st September 2022 – 7pm on Zoom

Join us at 7pm on Thursday 1st September for a live online event to announce the winners of the Autumn Voices Living Our Dying competition, in partnership with Playspace Publications. The event will be hosted by Sukhema (aka Larry Butler) from Playspace Publications and Sheila Templeton, on behalf of Autumn Voices.

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    The four finalists appearing live are

    About the judges

    About Sukhema

    Sukhema, otherwise known as Larry Butler, is a writer, poet, small press publisher and tai-chi teacher as well as Scottish Convener for LAPIDUS, the word wellbeing organisation training people to facilitate reading/writing/storytelling groups within health and social care settings. He also facilitates a therapeutic writing group for a Maggie’s Centre.

    About Sheila

    Sheila Templeton is a poet based in Glasgow, writing on all aspect of life in Scots and English. She is an engaging performer and reader of her own work and a regular judge of poetry competitions. She has won several poetry prizes, including the McCash Scots Language Poetry Competition, the Arran McLellan Poetry Competition and the Neil Gunn Writing Competition (Poetry Section). She is published by Red Squirrel Press and Tapsalteerie Press.

    Sukhema and Sheila will discuss the Living Our Dying book and project, as well as read their own work. They will then introduce their four finalists and announce the winner in reverse order, live! The four finalists will each read their entries, along with other work, and the audience will have a chance to submit comments and ask questions in the chat function, which will be staffed by Autumn Voices.

    This live, online event is FREE! We do however welcome any donations made to Autumn Voices and we encourage you to buy copies of Living Our Dying.

    Upcoming Events, Eskdalemuir

    Autumn Voices is pleased to be working again with Eskdalemuir Expressive Arts again this autumn. Catherine Urquhart will running Writing about Ageing in Haiku, a day workshop reading & writing haiku about ageing.

    Eskdalemuir Community Hub, Saturday 28 October, 10.00–16.00.
    Free, book via Eventbrite.