My name is Jo Gilbert and I’m a spoken word artist & writer from Aberdeen, Scotland.
I started Tales fae the Doric Side to allow me to share some of my work. How can a writer hope to become a writer if her work never sees the light of day? After a few meanderings off the writer’s path, I’ve come full circle. I completed an MLitt in Writing, Practice and Study at The University of Dundee in 2017 – receiving a distinction and that kickstarted my writing journey.
What a trip I’ve been on since then! I’ve been published in Northwords Now, in online magazines, anthologies and had work commissioned for art installations, festivals and film. Check oot ma gigs and stuff page for deets. Ye kin find contact details and ma socials there ana. I’m open to blethers and crazy ideas.
I’ve performed all over Scotland, won poetry slams including StAnza 2018 and I’m still being inspired to write. I’ve had plenty knock-backs too, but that’s to be expected. Being a writer is meant to be 9 tenths rejection and I’ve certainly fulfilled that, but I’ve had lots of amazing experiences too. Aa love screivin an I’ll continue tae pit wirds ontae ma page as lang as they keep pourin oot o ma. Except ma blog – generally cos ahm too busy dein ither hings.
“Face the fear and do it anyway”
Welcome, to my platform of random thoughts, rants and assorted delights.
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