Paul Bristow's Work

Graphic Novels and Place: Paul Bristow talks about the Identity Project

Paul Bristow, from the ‘Identity’ graphic novel, written about Greenock and Gourock in Inverclyde, talks to us about his favourite place and the ‘Identity ’ Project. My favourite place seems a ridiculously obvious choice, and if you know it well, perhaps also an unlikely one: Greenock in Inverclyde...

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Homme Qui Marche by Alberto Giacometti, Crédit : DR

Unbound Story Six: The Man Who Walked

Prompt: L'Homme Qui Marche by Alberto Giacometti - suggested by David WW Johnstone on Twitter ( @lazziarts ) and chosen by Edinburgh International Book Festival . The Man Who Walked By R.A. Martens The Health Minister felt sick. He always got ill when they came to this godforsaken outpost. The...

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Small is beautiful: Writing Workshops with Kathrine Sowerby

My Favourite Place has been going strong this past few months, with submissions flooding in and workshops taking place up and down the country. We caught up with My Favourite Place Community Volunteer and poet, Kathrine Sowerby, to see how her workshops have been going. Westerton is a Glasgow...

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Wake up man! WAKE UP!

Unbound Story Five: Waking Up

Prompt: Six word story 'Zookeeper missing. Distraught lion loses appetite' - written by Amanda Block on Twitter ( @ACWritersBlock ) selected by @CargoPublishing Waking Up By Kirstin Innes And the story finished. Again. And two men died. but again, the heads around Shirren just nodded, grey. ‘Mmm,’...

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Hospital beds

Unbound Story Four: Soon Enough

Prompt : An Indian Tree Suggested by Basha Vadher, selected South Asian Literature Festival Soon Enough By George Anderson A cheerful man and a miserable man were dying together in a hospital ward. Happy was the sort who if he bought chips then decided there wasn’t enough vinegar, could go into an...

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My Favourite Place

Leith Library's My Favourite Place Workshop

Leith Library celebrated its 80th birthday with a My Favourite Place Workshop

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Toots & The Maytals

Unbound Story Three: Peace, Perfect Peace

Prompt: Peace, Perfect Peace by Toots & The Maytals from @LittleBigSpoon on Twitter selected by Literary Death Match Peace, Perfect Peace By R.A.Martens The President had been in the bunker since his epiphany. "Sir, you really can't stay here any longer?" said a nervous special advisor. "It is...

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Dead language

Unbound Story Two: The Dead Language

Prompt: My Great Great Great Grandfather's Diary from Celia Richards The Dead Language By Kirstin Innes The old man staggered forward and leaned against the kiosk. Shirren could smell him even through the protective glass; could smell the whole room behind him. Most of these people hadn’t had...

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writing with pencil

Visualising Place: Graphic Fiction Workshop Roundup

On Tuesday 17th July, our community volunteer, Ariadne-Cass Maran, hosted a drop-in workshop for people interested in creating graphic fiction about their favourite places, at Looking Glass Books, Edinburgh. We caught up with Ariadne to see how it went: Yesterday I had the pleasure of running a...

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To the lighthouse

Unbound Story One: What Is There To Love?

First prompt: Irresponsible Seaside Romance by Jean Atkin I Capture the Castle One Dimensional Man Take a Girl Like You Full Tilt To the Lighthouse *** What Is There To Love? By George Anderson The beam from the lighthouse exposes me on the rocks, before the night swallows me up once more. I have...

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