News & Events – John Bolland

13th November 2017 – Great recording session at the Huntly Hub of ‘Recovery’, the song devised and developed by the Huntly Recovery Group in September. Great to hear voices and music brought together in a professional and inspiring way.

8th November 2017 – Great night performing with so many talented poets including Kevin McLean and Katie Ailes at Speakin Weird, Spin, Aberdeen

29th October 2017 – Reading vignettes and poetry from Pushing Out the Boat 14 with other PotB contributors at the Belmont Cinema CafĂ©, Belmont Street, Aberdeen

24th October 2017 – Reading as part of next years Granite Noir festival in Aberdeen from my work in progress Lad o Pairts.

23rd October 2017 – Pleased to be reading my poem – Funerals – and a few others in good company at the launch of From Glasgow to Saturn 39 in Dram, Woodlands Road, Glasgow

22nd September – Privileged to facilitate a song-writing workshop, in collaboration with Sandy Mack, at the Huntly Hub. Zero to a four verse song in5 hours with twenty enthusiastic participants (and lunch!) (Songs are not just like poems…I know I said they were but they’re not!)

6th September – Reading at the excellent Speakin Weird event at Spin, Aberdeen in the company of so many talented spoken word artists.

1st September 2017 – Privileged to facilitate a Doric Bodies creative writing workshop for the Grampian Pain Support Group at the Frederick Street Health Village. An enjoyable session with a bunch of inspiring people.

24th August 2017 Reading a selection of recent poems as part of the Aberdeen Booked Festival at Aberdeen Arts Centre

27th Feb. 2017 – Pleased to have been once again selected for inclusion in Pushing Out the Boat Issue 14. Short fiction in Three North East Vignettes and poetry in The Type and Retention Bonus coming out in Spring 2017

26th Feb. 2017 – Facilitating a Dark Doric creative writing workshop in collaboration with Shane Strachan as part of Granite Noir, Aberdeen’s first Crime Writing Festival

18th Feb. 2017 – Reading at the Inspiration Point Literary Salon at the Lemon Tree Aberdeen along with fellow Aberdeen Writers Studio authors, Inspiration Point Writers in Residence and Morna Young, the 2017 Dr. Gavin Wallace Writing Fellow.

16th – 25th Jan. 2017 : Inspiration Point Residency with Fifth Ring Ltd. Two weeks of work in collaboration with the team at the Aberdeen offices of an international PR agency developing new work inspired by the business climate in Aberdeen and International Oil and the processes and practices of contemporary marketing and PR.

21st Nov. 2016 : Aiblins : New Scottish Political Poetry, Aberdeen Launch, the Underdog, Castlegate, Aberdeen – watch this space for further details.

6th Oct. 2016 : reading at the Federation for Writers Scotland National Poetry Day event at GOMA, Queens St., Glasgow.
FWS National Poetry Day Event