Larry Butler was born in the USA and has lived in Glasgow since 1981. He teaches tai-chi in healthcare settings and leads therapeutic writing groups at the Maggie Cancer Care Centre, and in the Kibble Palace of the Glasgow Botanic Gardens. His publications include Butterfly Bones (Two Ravens) and Han Shan Everywhere (Survivors' Press). As an arts researcher, he carried out a feasibility study for the Greater Glasgow Health Board based around the idea of arts on prescription. A poet and editor for PlaySpace Publications, he trains/mentors writers and storytellers to lead creative words for wellbeing groups with Lapidus Scotland, as well as editing and commissioning new creative prompts for their facilitator toolkit. The next publication he will be editing is called Living Our Dying – the more we talk about death the more lively we become – with 21 Scottish writers contributing. See a film of his reading alongside musicians Ratnadevi and Thom Harlow here.