John Hudson is an enthusiastic, self-motivated poet and writer, and has worked an editor, critic, installation artist, screenplay writer and dramatist, arts commentator, events organiser, extra-mural lecturer and arts and economic development consultant for the past 30 years. He writes in English, Scots and French and also speaks Italian. He is editor of Markings Publications and Director of Publishing at The Bakehouse arts centre. He is computer literate and has a clean driving licence.

Poetry and related writing
Earth, Luath Press 2012
Shed, Markings Publications/E17 Arts Festival, 2011
The Pumpkin Lantern, Markings Publications, 2008
Star, Wood, Stone, 2000, Glasgow Botanic Gardens
In Town Tonight, Solway Festival Poets Touring Anthology, 1998, Markings
Medusa Muse 1996 (Poetry), Abbey Hill
A Greek Phrase Book 1992 (Poetry), DGAA
Vertigo (Poetry) 12 Poems on the World Wide Web.
John Hudson has twice been selected to be one of The National Museum of Scotland's
Present Poets vol 1 & 2, Poems & Short Stories appeared in most national poetry magazines 1980 to present and many anthologies, inc. Edinburgh, An Intimate City, Atoms of Delight, NWS, London Magazine, Lines Review, Rialto, Acumen, Northwords, Agenda, Outposts, Southfields, Gairfish, Poetry Durham, After The Watergaw, The Sound of our Voices, Gaberlunzie Joe's Pure Ghosters....

 

Film
Solway Fire, 5 films and an introduction on Dumfries and Galloway writers, 2002
Across the River, short film adaptation of a poem 2001
Prononcez Coeur-Cu-Brie, film on trans-national exhibition 2001(all filmed & edited, John Hudson)
Wednesday's Girl, 1997 (Studio Arts), Edinburgh International Film Festival 1997 and
Border TV
Writing on the Edge, 1996, one of four winning scripts: Aiken Drum.
Extensive work undertaken studying and writing for screen with over 7 scripts fully
essayed ranging from shorts to half hour productions.


Editorial
The Collected Poems of William Nicholson, GC Books 1999
The Brownie of Blednoch and Other Poems by William Nicholson, Markings 1997 Selected Poems of James Clerk Maxwell, Markings 1997
Round About Burns, Anthology, Dumfries & Galloway Regional Council 1996
Editor Markings arts magazine 1995 to 2010 (SAC funded)
General Editor, Galloway Poets series. New poets from SW Scotland.
Editorial and article writing for Scottish Enterprise Dumfries and Galloway and SOSEP and other companies.


Drama
Street Music Theatre Royal, Stratford East, 1980
War Games Chingford Rep. 1979
Brattahlid Waltham Forest College of Art, 1978
Meister Eckhart Waltham Forest Community Radio & public readings 1981-82 "Wull", one person play, commissioned by Swallow Theatre, in progress.


Performance
Solway Festival Poets venues including Dumfries and Galloway Festival tour, 1996, 97, 98 & 02; Ayr Festival 1995-6,; Edinburgh International Festival Fringe' 96, '97 & '98; The Final Fling, Burns Bicentenary Festival, 1997 Festival of Science, Edinburgh, and Langholm
& Eskdale Festival; 1998 Wigtown Booktown launch. Frequent poetry readings undertaken
in London and Scotland, 1979 to present, including work on the SAC Writers in Schools
and Public Places scheme.


Exhibitions & Installations
1992, 5th Nithsdale Burns Festival Exhibition, Poems Made Manifest, Gracefield Arts
Centre, Dumfries; 1992, Poems in the Landscape, 2 public sculptures, Nith valley; 1993,
Report From Europe, Wall mounted poems, DGAA; 1995, Diverse Views Of Abstraction, Tolbooth Arts Centre, Kirkcudbright; 1995, DGAA, 10th Anniversary Exhibition (Illustrated, wall-mounted poems);
1997, July, an Installation in the Tolbooth Art Centre, Kirkcudbright;
1997, 13 Chthonic Verses, poetry installation, Galloway Forest Park;
1998, Rainbow for the British Isles - concrete poem in 4 countries;
2000, Star, Wood, Stone - poetry installation, Glasgow Botanic Gardens;
2001-2 Spirit of Greatness, 13 panels on literary Dumfries and Galloway, at The Writers' Museum Edinburgh, touring Dumfries and Galloway and then The Poetry Library, Royal Festival Hall, London;
2004, Envers La Mer - Pont-Aven Town;
2004, A Rose by Your Heart, Jardins de Rospico, Brittany;
2007, Voyage of The Philomel, St Jean d'Angely;
2008m Fils d'Ecosse, French Institute, Edinburgh;
2009, Toutes Directions, Cognac, France.
2011, SHED, E17 Art Trail, London
2012, 13 Souls in Search of a Light Switch, St Clementin Festival, France


Arts Projects & Events Management
1992 to present, Forest Sculpture Week public sculptures in Galloway Forest Park;
1993, Flying Banners, Community Arts project, funded by Calouste Gulbenkian 1994, Tree Dressing, funded by SNH, Forest Enterprise & Stewartry Council
1994, Splash funded by Forest Enterprise, Galloway Groundbase, Scottish Power and Royal Mail.


Professional, Organisation & Management
Editor of Markings, a bi-annual arts magazine dedicated to new writing and art;
Director of Literature, The Bakehouse, Gatehouse of Fleet; regular arts review column
Dumfries and Galloway News for past 7 years; extra mural lecturer in English for the
University of Glasgow (reading group leader for group in Kirkcudbright for 15
years); regularly run workshops in creative writing and reading; Former partner in
Wider Eye, contemporary art gallery, Kirkcudbright (1995-98) regular short stories, one off and serialised, in various magazines and web sites; consultant and events organiser for Wigtown Scotland's Booktown launch, May 1998; Artistic Director, Kirkcudbright Arts Festival 1998; Events organiser "Across the Moyle" for Wigtown Book Town, September 1998; Consultancy work and project development and project management undertaken re "Brittany 2000" on behalf of Groundbase Ltd. and Dumfries and Galloway Council, during 1999-2002 and development of relations with Lebanon as offshoot of the same project and production of "Outlook" consultancy document; member of the Writers' Bursary Panel for the SAC 2001-2002; Literature Events organiser for The Scottish Executive Entente Cordiale programme, France 2004; Intereg 3b development project "Culture of the Sea" , consultant for DGC and Somerset CC: Currently Project Manager "Kirkcudbright Abroad" Leader+ transnational project.

Awards
DGAA Writers Travel Bursary 1992 & Scottish Arts Council Writers Bursaries 1999 & 2010.
Art & Business Awards, shortlisted 2009, 2010, 2011, Winner 2012