Guest Speakers in the Spotlight for The Summit
The next Summiteer in the spotlight is Lindsay Finnie who I've known since a retreat I co-hosted in 2018. Lindsay is an educator, writer and singer based in Glasgow. Following a decade in the classroom, the former secondary English teacher transitioned to community education, bringing together her passion for teaching with an emerging interest in Gaelic language and culture.
She currently works for a national literacy charity by day, developing and facilitating training for professionals across health, education and third sector organisations. By night, she can be found pen-in-hand, having signed to Glasgow's Underline Literary Agency at the start of 2022 with a memoir that explores intergenerational maternal trauma and the impact spending time in nature can have on our mental wellbeing. She was shortlisted for both a John Byrne Award and a Writer's Award at the Scottish Mental Health Arts Festival in 2022, and is thrilled to offer a creative workshop at The Summit that will invite an exploration of the interplay between our emotional and physical landscapes, utilising -of course - the rugged beauty of Arran.
She sings in both Gaelic and English, and relishes the collective high that comes from being one voice among many. No matter your skill-level, nor your perceived sense of how 'good' a singer you are, she hopes to have you round the fire singing with friends at the day's end. 🔥🥳
To sign up: £250 deposit required to confirm your early bird rates for March 16th to 19th 2023, details at the booking link: www.heathergwenbird.com/the-summit