George Gunn Reading From 'ATLANTIC FOREST'
6th June 2008
The COMM BAR, Thurso - Wed. 11th June at 7.30pm
George Gunn will read from his new book 'ATLANTIC FOREST'
'The Atlantic Forest is lean and magical - there is a Gulf Stream of allusion that runs through this book, carrying us from Rackwick to Brazil, from Kildonan to Fallujah. Gunn does what every fine writer must do: he reminds us we are a part of this frail, cold, vicious, beautiful world; that all we need do to enjoy it fully is open our eyes to its majesty and its tragedies.' John Glenday
'...spare, lean language honed on brittle, sometimes brutal stalks of feeling ... There is a salty, windswept goodness at this collection's "conflicting heart". Scotland on Sunday.
THE BOOK IS AVAILABLE LOCALLY OR ON AMAZON HERE
Just search for the ISBN number - 978 1 906120 26 9
RAVENSKALD WRITERS' WORKSHOP Poetry - Story - Play with GEORGE GUNN 12th September 2017 - 17th April 2018 Tuesday Evenings 6.00 pm - 8.00 pm Community Room, Thurso Library, Davidson's Lane, Thurso Davidson's Lane, Thurso KW14 7AF Tel: 01847 893237 Join poet and playwright George Gunn on your personal creative journey from the poem, through the short story to the formal destination of the stage play. In these 16 workshops we will look at how poetry generates story.
A Northerly Land - George Gunn book launch - Tues. 3rd Dec 2015 at Caithness Horizons..
A Flows to the Future event in partnership with Dunbeath Preservation Trust. Join a writing workshop with Caithness-born writer George Gunn, who will also share his own writings inspired by the peatlands, including some written for the Radio 4 series in 1999, called "The Peatbog Diaries".
Writer George Gunn with Jennifer Ross on Clarsach. Location: Salmon Bothy, Dunbeath Harbour.
"Leaving school I went to sea. Island life resembled that of a ship in many ways." - Sutherland Manson, native of Stroma.
Thursday 16th March at 7.30pm in Mackay's Hotel, Wick Just which uncharted waters is the Pictish naval commander steering his vessel into now? Well, seeing is believing - isn't it? In his autobiography, Time Bends, playwright Arthur Miller describes the vivid impression left on his six year-old mind when he saw his first 'movie', an open-air affair screened against a sheet in a make-shift theatre on the roof of the apartment block his Jewish family shared in Harlem, New York, around 1920. Miller is fascinated by the story flickering in front of him - and totally bewildered when the 'people' disappear: Now the light went out - the whole thing had lasted only ten minutes or so - and I asked my father where these people were'.
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