Welcome to Creative Communities
Inspired by the national initiative, Year of Creative Scotland 2012, Creative Communities is a project hosted by St Columba’s School, Kilmacolm, which aims to encourage people, especially young people, to enjoy the power of storytelling. Stories, of course, are not limited to the written word. They can be told in song, a six-frame cartoon, a photograph or a film.
People live and leave their stories and a community is a place where stories collect. In discovering and animating the stories of the people and the place we share our hopes, our fears, and our histories. We entertain, we teach and we learn.
Over the course of the year our Writer in Residence, Kirstin Zhang, will be working with a wide range of groups in the community. A number of events will be open to the public. Details can be found in the calendar. All activities are free and no experience is required - just a willingness to come along and see where your imagination takes you.
Writer in Residence: Kirstin Zhang
Kirstin studied at the School of Oriental and African Studies, London and completed a MLitt in Creative Writing at the University of Glasgow. In 2005 she won the Scotsman Orange Short Story Award and in 2012 was chosen by GQ, Soho House and Landrover in their search for new literary talent. She is currently working on a collection of short stories, SHAKING UP THE FIREFLY CAGE, and is at the early stages of a first novel, SUDDENLY, THE SEA. She is represented by Diane Banks (Diane Banks Associates Ltd).