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The Shore to Shore Tour

Including (brief!) review of ‘Fiere’ by Jackie Kay.

On 25th June, I travelled back to where I grew up for a very special poetry event. Over a fortnight, Carol Ann Duffy led a tour across the country, starting in Falmouth and finishing in St Andrews. 781 more words


Let's go home, shall we?

Where is home? For any of us?

Now that so many people have lost all inhibitions on what to say to perfect strangers, suggesting they go back where they came from, the answer isn’t all that simple, even if we wanted to, or could return. 397 more words


The First of July

As the grotesque slaughter began further along the line to the south-west, 11th DLI was stationed at Brandhoek. The war diary for the day reads: 306 more words

11 DLI

Five short story collections to dive into.

We’re very much looking forward to seeing Kirsty Logan and Helen McClory in conversation for Scot Lit Fest. You can join us in the office to… 374 more words


#GrrrlCon: Jackie Kay: "Writing is a game of psychology."

Closing the first day of Grrrl Con was writer and poet, and most recently Scotland’s new Makar, Jackie Kay. She begins by reading a poem on friendship, Fiere, adding, “There might be some words in that poem that you didn’t understand, but that’s life!” 770 more words

Publishing Events

Red Dust Road - Jackie Kay (2011)

Red Dust Road is the compelling autobiographical account of a woman’s search for her birth parents. The book was chosen by my very small book group, and we meet to talk about it on Wednesday. 1,010 more words

The poetry roadshow

For a witch who claims not be be all that keen on poetry, it was quite a revelation to see the photo in the Guardian Weekend… 245 more words