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Born in Dumfries, I graduated from Edinburgh College of Art in 1972 and was an art teacher and Staff Tutor in Art and Design with Dumfries and Galloway education department for 30 years. I have for...

Allan Burnett is an author, journalist and historian with a passion for bringing the past to life through exciting talks and workshops with lots of audience participation. As well as regular festival...

I was born in 1954, went to university in Edinburgh where I studied English. I was one of the founding editors of Cencrastus magazine in 1979. My PhD thesis on Neil Gunn and Zen Buddhism was...

John Burnside was born in Dunfermline in 1955 and studied English and European Thought at Cambridge College of Arts and Technology. He worked as a steel miller, gardener, labourer, dishwasher and...

As a child, Pamela was lucky enough to grow up in a house full of pets, have a mum and dad who were bonkers, and go to The Best Most Awesome Primary School in the World™. As a student, Pamela’s...

Born in the USA, attended art schools (Beaux Arts – Paris, Ruskin School of Drawing – Oxford); lived in Glasgow since 1981, where I earn my living teaching Tai-Chi; I co-founded the Poetry Healing...

With an international reputation as a prize-winning novelist Ron Butlin is also a former Edinburgh Poet Laureate. Before taking up writing full-time he was, at various times, a lyricist with a pop...

I am a poet, writer and editor. Scottish National Poetry Slam Champion 2012-13. Commissioning Editor for Red Squirrel Press (Scotland) and run a poetry night in Edinburgh called 10RED. 

I’m a Gaelic poet and writer, live in the Isle of Skye and write mostly in Gaelic, although I have published work in English also. Most of my poetry has not been translated into English although some...

John Cairney is well known to audiences in Scotland and internationally through his one-man shows about Burns. Indeed, in many minds he is synonymous with the Bard and is considered as one of the...

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