The Poets Advisory Group is looking for poets (page, performance, spoken word) who care about the well-being and future of the poetry community, to join its ranks.
The purpose of the Advisory Group is to provide a platform and voice for poets to inform priorities for Scottish Poetry Library activities and services which includes the promotion of poets throughout Scotland and beyond. PAG members will liaise directly with the literature and poetry sectors of the community at local, regional and national levels to inform discussions and priorities, and on occasions, give feedback on current or proposed projects.
Membership is by application. Criteria and selection will aim to reflect the different languages and people of Scotland, geographical spread and in line with the requirements of the Equality Act 2010. Geographically we would like to cover as many parts of the country as possible, and we also try to meet in different venues and parts of Scotland. We can provide a limited amount of travel expenses.
We meet on average three times a year. We are a small (never more than 15 members) and friendly group that enjoy the exchange of ideas. The agenda is informed by members and then suggestions and feedback are passed on to Library staff.
To apply for membership, please submit a brief statement of interest (max 500 words) to firstname.lastname@example.org. The statement should briefly summarise your experience in the Scottish poetry scene and say why you would like to get involved and what you can offer in terms of representation of a particular member or group and what you feel the SPL priorities should be over the next two years.
Please note that if chosen, you’ll be asked to serve one two year term at the end of which you can apply for another; no one will sit for more than 4 years.