JULIAN COLTON is currently CREATE Writing Fellow for Dumfries and Galloway, Julian has had over fifty poems published in magazines as various as The Rialto, Stand, New Welsh Review, Orbis, Envoi, The New Writer, Cencrastus and The Eildon Tree, which he currently co edits with Tom Murray. His poetry pamphlet Something For The Weekend was published in 2001 and last year saw the publication of his first full poetry collection Two Che Guevaras. In 2004 he published a book of children’s ghost stories, The Looking Glass Years, as part of Selkirk’s Scott’s Selkirk celebrations for which he also wrote, and performs in, the town’s acclaimed ghost tour. In 2007 his poems interpreting Hamish MacCunn’s music Three Highland Memories was performed to a full house at the Eastgate Theatre, Peebles by Peebles Orchestra. Julian is also a storyteller and facilitates writing and reading events. He lives in Selkirk with his wife and three children.