“It’s rare to find a poet whose ability to write wonderful poems matches their ability to teach. I have been lucky enough to benefit from Magi Gibson’s talent as a writer, and a tutor.”
William Letford, poet
"Not only is Magi Gibson an excellent poet in her own right, but she is quite simply the best creative writing tutor I've ever come across. When I was much younger and still finding my feet as would-be novelist her careful, patient wisdom was the reason why I was able to progress so quickly."
Alan Bissett, novelist & playwright
We are very pleased to be able to offer what promises to be a very special writing workshop with the experienced and well-respected poet and tutor, Magi Gibson.
She has held three Scottish Arts Council Creative Writing Fellowships and one Royal Literary Fund Writing Fellowship with the University of Paisley. She was the first Makar (Poet Laureate) of the City of Stirling in 500 years, and in 2009 was awarded a major Scottish Arts Council bursary. She was Reader in Residence with Glasgow Women’s Library from 2012 - 2015, where she ran many creative writing workshops and hosted poets from India, Australia, South Africa, Canada, Jamaica and Palestine. She is a patron of the Federation of Writers Scotland. Her first play, Our Boys,
received a Tom McGrath Award in 2016.