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Chrys Salt

Chrys Salt MBE is a widely published and much travelled poet - most recently to the Yukon - and a happy performer of her work. She has received many bursaries and awards and was recently promoted  MBE for services to the Arts.

She is the author of seven poetry collections and a number of books on drama and has directed in theatres as diverse as Greenwich Theatre, the Pleasance in Edinburgh and the Hackney Empire.

She is the only Dove Tales member listed in Who’s Who.


Running from 19 -22 April, Big Lit is Galloway's boutique Book Festival, based in the beautiful town of Gatehouse of Fleet under the auspices of the Bakehouse, run by indefatigable Dove Tales member, Chrys Salt.


The BIG LIT book festival in Gatehouse of Fleet, Galloway, is now in its 8th year. A packed programme celebrates 100 years of women’s suffrage and the centenary of WW1 with Ajay Close’s suffragette-inspired novel ‘A Petrol Scented Spring’ and some unexpected war verse from Robert W Service.


We have music, song, Edinburgh Fringe First winning theatre and a tutu-wearing writer who's been entertaining troops overseas! Our young persons' strand is spearheaded by writer Chrissie Gittins (see for her workshop on writing poetry for children). Chrissie will also entertain children from three local Primary Schools.

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Chrys Salt has been nominated for the Saboteur Awards. Voting opens on 9th April.

To find out more about Chrys Salt and her work, visit her websites:

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