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Femme Friday #9: Poem by Jackie Kay

George Square

My seventy-seven-year-old father
put his reading glasses on
to help my mother do the buttons
on the back of her dress.
‘What a pair the two of us are!’ 74 more words

Femme Friday

Reality, Reality- short stories by Jackie Kay.

It’s the combination of poignancy and humour which makes this collection of short stories such an enjoyable read  for me. Most of the protagonists are women in middle age, trying to deal with loneliness and everyday addictions. 598 more words

Books In English

Trumpet- Jackie Kay

The plot of Trumpet revolves around the death of  jazz musician Joss Moody and the ripple effect that this has, both privately on his family and publicly in the media. 415 more words


I had been told about her.
How she would always, always.
How she would never, never.
I’d watched and listened
but I still fell for her, 95 more words


Competition 2016: Judged by Jackie Kay

We are happy to launch our fourth competition with judge Jackie Kay. Closing date is 29th February. Click the following link to find our more: … 6 more words

Our Favourite Scottish Writing

Some of the SWC team reveal their favourite Scottish writing.  Why not get involved and let us know your favourite in the comments, or tweet us  622 more words

November goals..

I have suddenly realised that I have a stack of books on my bedside cabinet that I am yet to even glance at! Working in a charity shop gives me access to hundreds of different books each week for ridiculously cheap prices. 330 more words