This month – May 2018 – marks the 1st anniversary of the Autumn Voices Blog which was set up to discuss and to encourage creativity in later life. In the past twelve months we have had a series of interesting and thought-provoking guest bloggers writing about aspects of later life:

  • Anne Gallacher on the Luminate Festival of Creative Ageing
  • Larry Butler – Ready or not, one day I shall die
  • Simon Berry – A Born-Again Creative
  • Joy Howard – The Grey Hen Press
  • Lizzie MacGregor on editing Whatever the Sea: Scottish Poems for Growing Older
  • David Donnison – Creativity in Old Age
  • Sheila Templeton on her lifelong quest to feel at home in her own heart
  • Stacey Kitzinger on the work of Age Scotland
  • Professor Willy Maley discussing the forthcoming book, Autumn Voices

There have been pieces on meditation, gratitude and the joys of later life. An Autumn Voices Over 60s Writing Competition was held (prose pieces of any kind under 2000 words). The winning entries by Jeanne Dron, Morelle Smith and Catriona Courtier can be read on this blog.

We are celebrating our anniversary with TWO NEW OPPORTUNITIES:

*The launch of the Autumn Voices Showcase – if you are over 60 you can now promote your latest publications on this blog – free. (Go to the appropriate page on this blog for more information).

*The Autumn Voices Over 70 Poetry Competition – Another free event, now open for submissions (Go to the appropriate page on this blog for more information).

We have come quite a long way in one year and we have plans for further expansion. Please keep visiting us and spread the word about us.