Garry Mackenzie - Writing Workshop This workshop Is for young people aged 16-20 years The Workshop explores how to write about the world around us – animals, birds, insects, and plants. It includes interactive writing exercises and, if circumstances allow, would make use of nearby outdoor space. Participants will learn to look more closely at their natural surroundings and use the five senses in writing about them. As well as focusing on writing techniques to do with originality and point of view, participants will learn about the connections between people and other creatures, and about how words can affect the way we think about nature. Everyone will leave with a completed piece of writing – either poetry or prose. Garry is a poet and non-fiction writer. His book Scotland: A Literary Guide for Travellers is a mix of travel writing and literary history, and a meditation on how writers respond to place. He holds an MLitt in Creative Writing and since 2010 has tutored on the Creative Writing Summer Programme at the University of St Andrews and led a number of literature and creative writing courses for the university’s community education programme. His latest book is Ben Dorain, a conversation with a mountain. Book Now We would like to reassure you that Hexham Book Festival events will be delivered with your safety in mind, and in full accordance with Government guidelines available at the time.