Written by: Emma Rose Miller On the third of April 1928, at the age of twenty-seven, J. Leslie Mitchell received a momentous letter from the editor of the Cornhill Magazine. After more than a year of rejections, Huxley’s letter was the first solid intimation that...read more
The reopening of the Grassic Gibbon Center provides us with the chance to meditate on the meaning of seasons, and spring especially, for Lewis Grassic Gibbon. Gibbon wrote often of the importance of seasonal or meteorological cycles. In his...read more
The month of March traditionally marks the end of long winter hibernation and a return to the busy activities of outdoor life. Despite freezing rains and late snow storms, the meteorological (or seasonal) start to spring in the Northern Hemisphere is March 1st while...read more
Some great news about the marking of this local legend with a plaque at his former school.read more
Emma Rose Miller - Blog Author
Emma authors blog content for the Grassic Gibbon Center. She is currently based in Tucson, Arizona, but will be relocating to Scotland to conduct research as a Bilinski Fellow in 2019. She holds a BA, MLitt, and MA in English and Scottish Literature, and an MFA in Creative Writing. She is currently finishing her PhD in Literature with a focus on time, language, and magic in the works of Lewis Grassic Gibbon and Sir Walter Scott. Her interest in Gibbon, specifically, began when she read the Scots Quair and discovered that Gibbon had somehow managed to articulate all of her own secret feelings and thoughts that had previously eluded language. She has been teaching Sunset Song to college freshman at the University of Arizona for the last several years and enjoys watching new readers discover the clay fields of Blawearie and the plaintive cry of the peewits.