Jim C. Wilson Milestones
1981 Belatedly started to write, aged 33.
1982 First published poem.
1984 A Nice Change (short story) on BBC Radio 4.
1985 Cast Away (short story) on BBC Radio 4.
1987 Awarded a Scottish Arts Council Writer’s Bursary.
1988 First poetry collection published: The Loutra Hotel (Making Waves Press).
1988 Read poems on Scottish Television’s In Verse series.
1988 First Prize in Swanage Literary Festival Competition.
1989 First Prize in Swanage Literary Festival Competition.
1989–1991 SAC Writer in Residence for Stirling District.
1990 The Happy Land (prose) broadcast on BBC Radio Scotland.
1991 The Happy Land (Ramsay Head Press) published.
1991 More episodes of The Happy Land on BBC Radio Scotland.
1991 Poem included in an exhibition of poetry and etchings (Six Twentieth Century Poets) at the Poetry Library, London.