Ulster -Scots Language Week 2023 - Stert Scrievin
Date: 21 November 2023
Venue: Guildhall, The Green Room, Guildhall St, BT48 6DQ
Ulster-Scots is first and foremost a spoken language. So how do you start a creative writing project when working in dialect? In this workshop, Scottish writer and performer Kris Haddow will guide you through storytelling exercises and flash fiction prompts. Listening for the language elements and building blocks that makes your voice uniquely yours, you will throw out all the sticky rules of English grammar and spelling that can cause writer’s block – an afore ye ken it, ye’ll be gettin gey guid et scrievin yer ane toty tales yaisin yer ane wurds!
About Kris Haddow: Kris Haddow is a Scottish playwright, poet, performer, and author who writes predominantly in Scots. His short stories are published in New Writing Scotland, Gutter Magazine, and on the Scottish Book Trust website.
Born and raised in Dumfries & Galloway, he writes a popular satire column, Haud the Bus, for one of the region’s papers. A graduate of Glasgow University’s MLitt Creative Writing programme, Kris is currently writing a novel set in rural Scotland under their DFA programme, where his PhD thesis looks at Ulster-Scots dialect representation (or lack thereof) in contemporary publishing.
@KrisHaddow on socials.
Please contact [email protected] or T: 028 71 376 579
Admission Free / Light refreshments provided
Spaces are limited to 20 per session. Please bring a notepad and pen.