Marjorie Lotfi Gill is an Edinburgh-based poet who grew up in Tehran during the Iranian Revolution. Because of those early experiences, much of her poetry is about war, flight, journey, assimilation and belonging, with a particular focus on the children in those situations. Her poems have been published widely in the UK and USA, including in Acumen, Ambit, Gutter, Magma, Mslexia, The North, Rattle, The Rialto, and The Reader and have been performed on BBC Radio 4. Marjorie is also the Poet in Residence at Jupiter Artland and was the Writer in Residence for 2015 Spring Fling and the Wigtown Book Festival.  She has run numerous writing workshops for those and other residencies, as well as for writing groups, Open Book, and most recently, the Scottish Poetry Library and the National Galleries of Scotland.

Heshani Sothiraj Eddleston is an Edinburgh-based photographer and documentary filmmaker who grew up in Sri Lanka and fled during the Civil War.  Much of her work to date has involved producing, scripting, photographing and directing TV and radio programmes and short films, with a particular focus on children’s and women’s rights and social, economic and developmental issues in Asia.  Some of her photography can be found here: http://heshanise.com.


Anna Wilson is a 15 year old first generation Scot who attends school in Edinburgh. She is delighted to be able to contribute to this very important project.