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Feminine Fiction

Over the last couple of weeks, I’ve been to see Anne Donovan, Carys Bray, Kirsty Logan and Kirsty Wark read at events. As a bookaholic, it comes as no surprise to learn that I’m a bit of a book festival fanatic and travel all over Scotland to hear writers talk about their work. 468 more words

You never forget your first poetry book...

There was about a 15 year time lapse for me in between reading Jackie Kay’s poetry for the first time and hearing her voice for the first time. 637 more words

'I Have A Dream...' Blog Hop

Dear Stockbridge Library, how would you like an artwork to celebrate Book Week?

Stockbridge Library has been selected as one of five Scottish libraries to benefit from a new permanent artwork as part of Book Week Scotland 2014… 1,231 more words

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The Power of Three

I took a break from writing during the summer and thought it would be like flicking a switch when I decided to tackle my idea for a fourth novel. 518 more words

Jackie Kay - Scotland's "Poet Laminate"!

An edifying evening was had by all. Jackie Kay is a warm and engaging speaker; we had much to learn from her tips and insights. The challenges of autobiography particularly came to light, with Jackie’s assurances that “memoir has more fiction to it than fiction” and “all narrators are unreliable”. 165 more words