FRAS SGEUL (Story Shower) in the Highlands
Author and poet Mr Donald S Murray will be visiting a number of schools in the Highlands over the course of this session, teaching Gaelic creative writing to the pupils there.
The venture, entitled ‘Fras Sgeul’, which is organised by the Highland Council Gaelic Team, will introduce pupils to various styles of writing in Gaelic.
These will include exercises on the presentation of character to those inspired by various modern forms of literature including flash fiction and twitterature. The approach will be discussed with the teacher in advance to ensure they meet the needs of the curriculum for excellence.
The classes will begin in the Isle of Skye, following on from the author’s appearance at the Isle of Skye Book Festival, on Monday 4th September at Portree High School.
During that week, the writer will also be teaching at various other schools in the area, including Plockton, Lochaber and Ardnamurchan. Mr Murray will visit other schools as part of the ‘Fras Sgeul’ project in the Highland area during this academic year.
Councillor Alister Mackinnon Chair Gaelic Strategy and Improvement Group, declared “It is good to have a man of Mr Murray’s experience, both as a writer and teacher, teaching pupils how to develop their Gaelic creative writing skills. There is no doubt that the sessions will be innovative, challenging and fun."
He continued, “I’d also like to take this opportunity to thank Bòrd na Gàidhlig for their support in relation to the project."
For further information please contact: MoragAnna.Macleod@highland.gov.uk