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
Ross of Mull
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