Nichol’s Scots masterclass

SELKIRK actor John Nichol will discuss writing and performing in Scots for the Borders Writers Forum next Thursday, September 20.

Through his work with the Rowan Tree Theatre Company, Scott’s Selkirk and his annual alternative Burns supper tour around the region with Ideoms, John has written and performed scripts using the simple spoken Scots of the 18th and 19th centuries.

In his forthcoming talk to the Borders Writers’ Forum, he will be describing his sources of inspiration, how scripts can be enriched by using descriptive Scots words and phrases, and how authenticity can be enhanced by its careful and proper use.

The talk will be the first of the Borders Writers’ Forum 2012/13 season ‘s monthly meetings held at St Cuthbert’s Church Hall in Melrose at 7.30pm.

It is free for BWF members, while members of the public pay a £3 entry free, reimbursed for those who wish to join the forum.