The Poet's Tour ~ Ross of Mull (& Other Locations)

16 Sep 2011, Mull

PLEASE NOTE: This event has now finished
The Poet's Tour - a celebration of the poetry of Scotland's Islands - comes to Creich Hall, Ross of Mull for a night featuring Isle of Luing poet, Norrie Bissell and poets and musicians from the Ross of Mull, including Jan Sutch Pickard, a writer and storyteller living on the Isle of Mull...The next day (17th September), there will be a walk with stories and poetry.

The Poet's Tour aims to make island poetry accessible to island communities, and to enable island writers to present their work on other islands.

Norman Bissell writes poetry, essays and reviews which have been widely published in literary journals, books and newspapers. He is also a very experienced teacher and lecturer.

His poems have appeared in The Scotsman, Cencrastus, Classwork, Island, Luing Newsletter, Open World and Scottish Book Collector, the booklet Circles and Lines and the books The Reckoning, Making Soup in a Storm (New Writing Scotland 24) and The Dynamics of Balsa (New Writing Scotland 25).

His first poetry collection Slate, Sea and Sky, A Journey from Glasgow to the Isle of Luing, accompanied by photographs by Oscar Marzaroli, was published by Luath Press in January 2008. It received daily national press and radio news coverage and has been critically acclaimed by the Director of the Edinburgh International Book Festival and other poets.

The Poet's Tour is a project of the Scottish Island Writers Network, which was established in 2010 with funding from Creative Scotland's Rural Innovations Fund, and the Poet's Tour acknowledges the financial support of Scotland's Islands.


16 Sep 2011

Other, Writing and Publishing


Creich Hall

Ross of Mull

Venue phone number
01681 700736


Donations at the Door

Booking details
No Booking Required


Scottish Island Writers Network

Organiser Email address

Organiser phone number
01463 717091


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