2pm - 3.30pm
University of St Andrews
Join Dr Mandy Haggith for a creative writing workshop exploring the cultural importance of peat. From ancient burials to carnivorous plants, from heating fuel to garden improver, Scotland’s peat bogs are fascinating and important in our literature. Come along to enjoy some squidgy, squelchy wordplay and get inspired to write your own bog poetry. No experience necessary!
Mandy Haggith lives in Assynt and teaches Literature and Creative Writing at the University of the Highlands and Islands. Her books include four poetry collections, a tree poetry anthology, a non-fiction book about paper and five novels. She has been poet in residence at the Royal Botanical Gardens Edinburgh and at Inverewe Garden.
This event is linked to the ‘For Peatlands’ Sake’ exhibition at The Wardlaw Museum.
£5, redeemable against a purchase the Wardlaw Museum shop.