Rowena has taken part in well over 50 poetry readings, with her fellow poets of the Makar Press, in everything from a marquee to an observatory.  She is an accomplished solo performer, too.    

The Makar Press poets have a joint anthology entitled Running Threads and an audio book called Lip Synch where you hear them perform some of their most-requested poems.


When you consider her interesting material, clear diction and confident delivery, it is no wonder that Rowena is a popular speaker.  Whether it's a hall of hundreds, or an intimate little group, Rowena is sure to engage with her audience and provide an experience they'll remember. 

She is happy to adjudicate competitions, having done so in the past for groups such as the Scottish Association of Writers and the SWRI.

Workshop Leader

With many years teaching experience, Rowena is a gifted workshop leader.  Using a multimedia approach, she brings topics to life ensuring that you leave one of her workshops full of inspiration.  You can engage Rowena for your writing group or school and be sure of getting a writing experience that is fully tailored to your needs.  

She has run poetry workshops for the Scottish Association of Writers.

When living and working in Scotland, she was listed on the Scottish Book Trust database.

As Writer in Residence for Ayrshire charity Writability, she facilitated discussion on a wide range of writing topics as well as organising the programme for their Readers' and Writers' Group, which met at the Carnegie Library, Ayr.  She could do the same for your group.

Master of Ceremonies

Got a number of acts and want someone to bring it all together?  Rowena's your woman.  Organised, capable and confident, she'll ensure that your event goes smoothly.