Today brings you the 9th installment and the series finale of Writers’ Reel! This week’s episode features writer, artist and film maker extraordinaire Lesley Traynor. Lesley came to the Scottish Writers’ Centre in April to deliver her event ‘Short films for Creatives’, giving advice on how to make a short video to represent a piece of writing. She kindly agreed to chat with me about making poetry films, including how she began representing poems in visual formats, and the role music can play in our understanding of a poem. If you are interested in using visual art to represent literary work, this one’s for you!
With the end of this series comes the end of my time at the Scottish Writers’ Centre. I sincerely hope you’ve enjoyed tapping into the minds of writers through my videos. I’ve certainly enjoyed making them. Keep your eyes peeled for the next series!
Jess Docherty, Digital media officer