Finola Scott, our Makar, held the latest of her enjoyable poetry workshops as part of her virtual tour on Thursday 22 October 2020. Finola inspired and led the group to tap into their emotions and memories. Some lively discussion resulted with folk sharing their ideas. By the end of the workshop every poet attending had developed their own personal poem or reflection, one to read in the workshop and another to be developed in the future. Subjects ranged greatly from comfort, love, embarrassment, disappointment, reminiscence, wrong choices and even humour, involving all of the senses. What an abundance of talent we have amongst our members. Finola, thank you for providing such inspiration, the time flew by. And thank you to the contributors who brought so much to the event.
Here is the 2020 Patchwork Poem created by Andy Jackson, our 2017 Makar, from lines sent in by members.
A Federation of Writers Scotland Patchwork Poem for National Poetry Day 2020
See Andy’s reading of the poem at our Youtube Channel
Or you can download a copy here patchwork-poem-fws-2020-final-version-a3