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George Colkitto


G W Colkitto was born, brought up, and lives in Paisley, Scotland. An former Inspector of Taxes, Chartered Account, and Bookshop owner, he writes both poetry and prose. He has had short stories and poetry in magazines and anthologies including Ink Sweat and Tears, Envoi and Poetry Scotland. Successful in a number of competitions including Pendle War Poetry 2018, he was winner of the Scottish Writers Poetry Competition 2012, Siar Sceal Hanna Greally Poetry Award 2014, Autumn Voices Acrostic Competition 2020. He has read at Aye Write, The Thames River Festival, Scottish Writers Centre, Paisley Museums and Art Galleries and in venues from Newcastle to Nairn, Commissioned poems are on permanent display in Linwood Johnstone, and Erskine Health Centres. He is on the Scottish Book Trust Live Literature Directory and has facilitated workshops for NHS Renfrewshire Network Services, Lochwinnoch Arts Festival and Cinnamon Press.

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George Colkitto
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