• Wee Read autumn word

    The word this autumn is:busy.

    I have been to Paris where we saw great art, and felt fellowship with the revolutionaries! So much grandeur and immense buildings that reflected almost how petty humans were thought to be at that time.

    And whilst Monet’s beautiful waterlilies were fabulous to walk around, I find it sad that Monet wanted them to be places of peace and quiet retreat for the workers  Yet hrre they are hoaching with tourists…

    On the 29th of October  two of our directors Christine and Morin, went to the Unite/Mental Health Nurse Association Scottish Conference. Our presentation on how bibliotherapy makes a difference was well received. We all read the W. B. Years poem, The Lake Isle of Inisfree, so calm and beautiful.

    The conference speakers were arranged live on the Facebook page for SMHNA and a link to presentations will be added here soon.

    Thanks to the organisers, they were clear and helpful all the way. And we had a great lunch!

    Our director, Adrian has been awfy busy writing and now publishing his first novel called Scotched, by Ade Johnston

    It is a tale of a Scottish town, with characters that draw you into their dark addicted inner worlds. It also holds much social commentary about the world we are living in now. Stark at times, funny, but most of all, true.

    Keep busy writing all Autumn gold! 


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.