Geopoetics News – 17 June 2013

Greetings to all new subscribers and members. Here’s the latest news about our forthcoming events and resources.

On Friday 28 June at 6.30 pm at the Scottish Poetry Library Christian McEwen will give a reading and lead a discussion on Creativity and Slowing Down.

Her World Enough & Time: On Creativity and Slowing Down, was first published in September 2011, and has already gone into its fourth printing. Carla Carlisle: “Her prose is poetry, as clear as snow melt. If you think you’re too busy to read this book, this is the book for you.” The American poet Edward Hirsch described it as “a quiet feast, a daydreamer’s manual… which teaches us to slow down and see the world anew.”
Book £7/£5 concessions & SPL friends at or tel. 0131 557 2876.


Summer Geopoetics News

Our Spring Gathering with the International Futures Forum went well and has led to ongoing discussions about Nature, Creativity and Well-being. This summer is proving equally fruitful with the great news that the Big Lottery is to award £754,910 to build an Atlantic Islands Centre on Luing in which we hope to rent a work space, and my growing feeling that there is a widening community of like minds out there who are active in their own ways in the field of geopoetics. (more…)

Nature Creativity And Well-Being In Hard Times

21st April The Boathouse Aberdour
Present: Jim McCarthy, Gordon Peters, Norman Bissell, Bill Eddie, Tessa Ransford, Nanon McManus, Steve Pardue, Elizabeth Rimmer, Fiona Byrne-Sutton, Angela Taylor, Bill Taylor (Scottish Centre for Geopoetics) and Mairi Heneghan, Graham Leicester and Andrew Lyon (International Futures Forum).
Jim McCarthy opened the meeting by thanking the IFF for their excellent hospitality.