• Wee Read gets aboot

    Well, 6 or 7 weeks into the Wee Read project, I have made a lot of new contacts and learned a lot about becoming a community social enterprise! In the past few weeks, I have been speaking to Lanarkshire folk in the peer network for supporting people with mental health issues, ‘ Expeerience Counts’. I met old faces and new at a development day in Wishaw,  and it was  good to hear about the intelligent work they are doing to help people to self-manage.

    I have also met staff at Lanarkshire Association for Mental Health in Hamilton, and then to Motherwell,  at The Wellness Hub . I love finding out what like-minded people are up to, and it’s made a bit homelier because it’s me coming home to Lanarkshire. It’s definitely different from Glasgow and it’s so good to be free to tok in ma ain voice.

    I am encouraged by the interest for Wee Read’s services and am getting nearer to doing a few taster sessions. Can’t wait!

    I have a beautiful diary that I have sought put over the past 3 years- Faber Poetry Diary, it is so helpful, as it has poems on pages to keep me inspired, or for using in groups!





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.


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