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.
The late W T Lyall had a knack for capturing life and memories of Wick and Caithness. Clapshot was one of his little books of Caithness dialect poetry.
Alexander Miller was born in Glasgow in 1905 of Caithness parents - his father being Mr James Miller, ironmoulder, and his mother the late Mrs Miller, 62 Rose Street, Thurso. They came back to Thurso when Alexander was eight years of age, and he was educated at the Miller Academy.
We are grateful to Margo Mackay for sending us the scans of these famous works by the late John Horne. Although the name John horne is known thoughout Caithness for his dialect poems these have been out of print for over fifty years.
There is wealth of poetry and writing in Caithness dialect if you can find it. Often of nostalgic nature looking back to happy days of childhood or memories of events or ways of doing things that have past or are passing out of memory.
For many years the Caithness dialect poetry by Castlegreen kept everyone entertained. It may have dropped out of sight and the little book of some of his poems called Tatties An' Herreen" has not been available for many years since it was published in 1961.
Wick Gala Isabel (mckay) Salmon. Div ye ae Week o' long ago Or no 'at long id seems When ae Gala id took pleyce in style Doon on ae bleaching green Ae processiom aye geed through ae toon And up Kinnairdie Gran' We thocht id wiss ae finest sicht Ere seen in all ae lan' Wey had all ae herrin' lassies oot, An' ae owld box kert besides, Boot ae "Dennis"wis ae best o' a' She truly wis oor pride.