For Budding Poets... Writer in Residence 24 June 2014 11am to 3pm
Grace Gauld, a Wiltshire based poet, is the Writer in Residence at the Wiltshire and Swindon History Centre on Tuesday 24 June from 11am to 3pm. Grace draws much of the inspiration for her poetry from Scotland where she was born. Grace is a published poet and has performed widely at events, including the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. As a previous facilitator of the former Poetry Cafe at Salisbury Arts Centre Grace has explored issues such as anger and self identity, and has also performed at the Frome Poetry Society. An example of Grace’s work can be read here http://www.poetrymagazines.org.uk/magazine/record.asp?id=5447
Grace’s published work has been published in magazines and anthologies, including "South", "Tears in the Fence", "Iota" and "The Word". From time to time Grace works in schools, runs workshops and has also had experience of being a resident poet, most recently Grace was a guest tutor on the Now In Then Creative Writing Group – a project that has received Arts Council England funding and offers writer the chance to use the Wiltshire and Swindon History Centre resources for inspiration and research (more for the forthcoming term can be found here - http://danceandtheatrewiltshire.net/NowInThen-WritersGroup Grace has an interest in the woods and landscape of Wiltshire, with a special interest in Grovely Woods which are rich in history and have influenced writers such as the poet Edward Thomas. During her residency she will be researching these topics and says "I am looking forward to the exploration of materials and finding out where it might lead."
Grace would love to meet local poets; so whether you are experienced, a novice, or just thinking about taking up poetry, why not pop into the History Centre to talk to Grace and gain some insights into her work? This is a valuable opportunity to share your own poetry and get advice from a published poet and also explore some of the rich resources the History Centre has to offer.