Archive for April, 2009

The Tin-Kin

April 18, 2009

Photos of the events in March. Thank you to everyone who came to support me on the launch of my first book. 


Glasgow March 12th, Borders, Buchanan Street

London March 16th, Waterstone’s, Islington Green

Elgin March 23rd, Yeadon’s

Helmsdale Workshops

April 18, 2009

In February, Chris and I led three creative writing workshops at Timespan in Helmsdale, Sutherland. 

On the first week we wrote six word stories and recorded them. Listen below.

Artist, Suzie Mackenzie, turned one of the stories into a beautiful artist’s book. Click the image to visit her website.

On week two we wrote short stories based on old photographs collected from a junk shop.

On the final week we visited the ice house for inspiration. Chris took descriptions of the ice house from the writing and recorded them. These later became a piece of music, part of the album 1824 Seconds.

It was great fun teaching these workshops and I’d like to thank everyone who came along.