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Janice Galloway- Writing Workshop

  • The Meeting Room, Dunbar Library Bleachingfield, Countess Crescent Dunbar Scotland (map)

After the success of last year's workshop. Janice is back to deliver another of her incredibly popular writing workshops. This a rare opportunity to learn and be inspired by one of Scotland’s most important contemporary writers.

Availability is limited so book early to avoid disappointment.

“ of the foremost Scottish writers of her generation.” - Irish Times

 Janice Galloway 

Janice's first book, The Trick is to keep Breathing, was published by Polygon Press in 1990 and won the MIND/Allan Lane Book of the Year. Since, she has written more novels, short stories, volumes of life writing, a handful of collaborative books of short fiction and poetry with sculptor Anne Bevan, poems for sculptor/photographer Calum Colvin, libretti, poems and one lonely play. Prizes and Awards include The American Academy of Arts and Letters EM Forster Award, Saltire Award and Creative Scotland Award. Her most recent publication, All Made Up, won Scottish Book of the Year 2012.

She has been writer in residence to four Scottish prisons, Research Fellow to the British Library, resident at Jura Distillery, and was recently the first Fellow in Residence at the University of Otago in New Zealand. Her radio work includes two series for BBC (Life as a Man and Imagined Lives) and programmes on music and musicians. She also works extensively with musicians, visual artists and typographers.

“In Galloway’s best work, nothing is ordinary... she makes the surreal flicker like a blue flame from the edge of the everyday.” - TLS

“She offers vivid snatches of observed and imagined life. She makes pictures, sometimes beautiful, sometimes startling. She has a gift for the unforeseen and illuminating phrase.” - The Scotsman

“Galloway strips away some of our comforting illusions, and confronts us with our weaknesses, our fears and our fallibility.” - The Skinny