• Walk n Talk Group, Thursday 9th July

    JpegWhat a smashin’ time we spent, sharing stories around a Travel and holiday theme. We read from Jim Perrin’s Travels with the Flea’ and heard from a home-grown writer in the group, as well as everyone who was happy to write and chat about where they would love to go…

    We learned from a Polish participant the Polish word for Spain, and a lovely memory created by Desiderata, brought a tear to my eye!

    Here is a wee extract from Desiderata

    “Go placidly amid the noise and the haste,
    and remember what peace there may be in silence.
    As far as possible, without surrender,
    be on good terms with all persons.

    Speak your truth quietly and clearly; and listen to others,
    even to the dull and the ignorant; they too have their story.”

     

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    Liz Lochhead is a Motherwell-born poet and we looked at her ‘Trouble is not my middle name’ poem.

    We had an Every Picture tells a Story activity, some people said with drawings about their  holiday destination, and wrote from pictures and postcards.We had some laughter and tears, some goodbyes and hellos to new people.

    Smashin’ group, and people.

     

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Author

Born in 1958 and brought up in Blantyre in a family of seven. Moved to Glasgow in 1976 and stayed until 2012. Then I moved back to Hamilton where I had attended secondary school, for 4 years. Home is now Glasgow, again, I am a weegie through 'n through. I have two daughters, and four granddaughters who all light up my life. My experience of working with poetry, writing, reading and so on is from my childhood. One of my poems was published in a school magazine when I was 12. I am now trying to publish my first grown-up booklet of poems within the next year or so. I trained and studied to become a librarian from 1977. It was the one job I wanted since reading in Hamilton Townhouse Library in the early 1970's!I watched the staff and thought, I'd like to work here... Bibliotherapy came into my life in 2007, at Glasgow Women's Library.

http://weeread.scot

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