What kind of queer and trans stories are held in the landscape of the Highlands? Come and let’s tell them together through poetic, fictional and life writing in a workshop facilitated by author Ellen MacAskill.
Drawing on multimedia texts including the work of local author Ali Smith, we will read and write together in various forms with opportunities to share and give feedback.
No previous writing experience needed. The workshop will run on a pay-what-you-can basis with a suggested donation of £10 to cover costs. No one will be turned away for lack of funds.
Venue accessibility information to come.
ABOUT THE FACILITATOR:
Ellen MacAskill is a writer, massage therapist and retail worker raised in Inverness and based in Glasgow. They run the regular open mic for queer writers, Read For Your Life, at Category Is Books. Their novella ‘A9’ appears in Hometown Tales: Highlands and Hebrides (W&N, 2018). They have published work in zines including Writers 4 Utopia, a queer sci-fi publication; My Terrible Life, a collection of poems illustrated by Lizzie Quirke; and a self-published per-zine, Slow Down: Explorations from the Inside Out. She first ran this workshop at Ness Book Fest 2019.