SF x WBF Writer in Residence
Marjorie Lotfi Gill, our first writer in residence in partnership with Wigtown Book Festival, is a poet based in Edinburgh and the Poet in Residence at Jupiter Artland. She co-founded and runs Open Book, a charity that organises shared reading groups for vulnerable adults, and takes those groups to linked events at the Edinburgh International Book Festival.
Marjorie’s poems have been published by a variety of anthologies and journals in the US and the UK, including Rattle, Ambit, Gutter, The North, The Reader, Mslexia and Magma. She placed first in the National Galleries Inspired? Get Writing! competition and has been shortlisted twice for the Bridport Prize.
About The Residency
During her residency, Marjorie will be writing about Spring Fling artists' artwork in a number of the studios over Spring Fling weekend (23 - 25 May) and encouraging others to write alongside her, as well as providing other opportunities for Spring Fling visitors to respond to the artworks in writing - see below for where Marjorie will be writing and how to book and attend on of the free writing workshops.
All writing submitted to Spring Fling will be published online on the Spring Fling Writers Blog, beginning in early May.
Writing submitted before Spring Fling weekend is very welcome - this may be a response to the artists work within the Spring Show's in Edinburgh or Berlin, or a response to Spring Fling artists’ work viewed online or in the Spring Fling brochure.
A selection of the best submissions will be presented at the Wigtown Book Festival 2015.
Locations and How to Book Your Space
Over the Spring Fling weekend, Marjorie will be visiting a number of studios. You can now book on these visits to write alongside Marjorie (please note spaces are limited so if you are interested please book as soon as possible):
Saturday 23 May
Writer in Residence (Wigtown) at Davy Brown (Studio 8) and Sarah Stewart (Studio 7), Saturday 23 May 11am - 12.30pm - Book here
Writer in Residence (Gatehouse of Fleet) at Jermey Carlisle (Studio 13), Saturday 23 May, 4pm - 5.30pm - Book here.
Sunday 24 May
Writer in Residence (Clarebrand) at Hilary McElderry's Studio (Studio 41), Sunday 24th May, 11am - 12.30pm - Book here.
Writer in Residence (Kirkgunzeon) at Ceri Allen (Studio 63) and Heather Davies (Studio 64), Sunday 24th May, 2.30pm - 4pm - Book here.
Writer in Residence (Moniaive) at Silvana McLean (Studio 67) and Sarah Keast (Studio 68), Sunday 24th May, 6pm - 7pm - Book here.
Monday 25 May
Writer in Residence (Auldgirth) at Denise Zygadlo (Studio 65), Monday 25 May, 11am - 12.30pm - Book here.
Writer in Residence (Langholm) at Lisa Rothwell Young (Studio 87), Monday 25 May, 3pm - 4.30pm - Book here.
How to Submit Your Writing to be Published Online
Include your name, contact details, and the name of the artist/artwork that inspired the writing.
Entries should not have been previously published.