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  If you were white, young and English-speaking in the 1960s, 1970s or 1980s in South African suburbia, you may’ve been privy to a particular lexicon of words like ‘tit’ (nice), ‘jislaaik’ (an expression of wonder), ‘kotch’ (vomit) and ‘boghouse’ (toilet). 511 more words

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Kind Country

Last night i got to hang out with and take some pictures of Kind Country. Nice guys and great musicians check them out and start following them on facebook  13 more words


Write Now! 2012, The Mitchell Library, 9/3/12

Had an interesting day at the Write Now! 2012 conference at the Mitchell Library. Run by the University of Strathclyde, this year it became part of the Aye Write! 431 more words


Launch of A Thousand Cranes anthology

Today the Japanese Consul sang me a song. No, really.

It was at the official reception to launch the new Cargo Publishing anthology, A Thousand Cranes… 462 more words

Literary Happenings

Glasgow Writers For Japan anthology

Huge praise should be heaped on Glasgow writer Iain Paton for spearheading a campaign to raise funds to support victims of the recent Japanese earthquake.  Iain’s wife Deborah has taught in Iwate, and their compassion drove them to come up with the idea of a charity booklet, written by local authors.  174 more words


Mr & Mrs Paton

Friady April 1st saw the wedding of Iain & Erika. As they are a transatlantic couple, this was the first of 2 weddings this year, the American event taking place in October. 95 more words


Update 30 March

  • We now have over 40 pages with more material coming in
  • The Japanese Consulate in Edinburgh has been contacted
  • Closing date for submissions 17 April…
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