First Writer in Residence Inspires Poetry from Spring Fling Visitors


Spring Fling and Wigtown Book Festival welcomed their first writer in residence and invited visitors and other writers to create their own poetry and prose. 


Poet Marjorie Lotfi Gill held free workshops in ten of the studios, all around Dumfries and Galloway, which took part in Scotland’s premier open studios visual art and craft weekend. Visitors dropping in at the studios where she was working from 23 to 25 May were also encouraged to make their own contributions. 


Marjorie, who is based in Edinburgh and is poet in residence at Jupiter Artland, said, “I love the idea of people responding to visual art or craft and using it as the starting point for their own creativity.


All of the submissions can be read on the Spring Fling website, along with an interactive map showing which studios inspired the writing.