30 May 2014
I have created a special poem for the Great British Write Off this year. I am hoping to win it. The prize is money towards book printing. Its my dream to publish my poetry and for it to reach a mass audience so, fingers crossed! - Stuart Russell
2 May 2014
14 February 2014
My poem "Eyelash" will be published in a new book called "Naked Among Thistles". The book will be released this month and it celebrates LGBT culture in Scotland. I am so excited about this new book and hope to read my poem at the launch event this month.
1 February 2014
Arts In Fife creator, Stuart Russell BEM, is working with Fife College Students Association to deliver an arts page in their monthly newsletter. This is an exciting opportunity and hopes to introduce students to local creativity.
"This will be a fun project and shall further promote the work I do. I am really excited about this opportunity. Sharing local arts with local students will be brilliant!" - Stuart Russell BEM
1 January 2014
I have been awarded a British Empire Medal (BEM) for services to the arts in Fife. It is really great to be rewarded for six hard years of voluntary work. My community projects, Arts In Fife & Arts In Britain are very important to me and I just want to say thankyou for all the support. I hope to continue my work talking about, writing about, reading about, creating, displaying and researching art. I am passionate about it and I hope it shows through my six years of service to volunteering and the arts. - Stuart Russell (22)
13 May 2013
11 May 2013
An acrostic poem is very easy to write. This kind of poem can be written in different ways, but the simplest form is to put the letters that spell your subject down the side of your page. When you have done this then you go back to each letter and think of a word, phrase or sentence that starts with that letter and describes your subject.
I write acrostic poems quite alot, usually the subject ends up being nothing to do with the word used though. I like to start with a word and just see where the poem takes me. I rarely apply rules to writing as it just created limitations. Here are a few of my acrostics.