Event and workshop and radio interview: Skye, 29 and 30 January 2019
After many years of hoping to speak at the Skye Reading Room, I’m thrilled to say that I’m doing two events there at the end of the month - plus a bonus radio interview!
Tuesday 29 January, at Edinbane Hall, 730pm, (£5 at the door for non-members, no registration required), I’ll be doing a reading of my short story “The Western Wall” (written for the Muriel Spark centenary, thanks to my Endless Different Ways grant from Creative Scotland), and a Q&A afterwards. There will be refreshments. Assuming logistics work out correctly, refreshments will include cake provided by the Scottish Council of Jewish Communities.
Wednesday 30 January, at St. Columba’s Church, downtown Portree, in the Parish Rooms, 730pm (£5 at the door), I’ll be leading a workshop on “Portraying Character”. Just bring paper and pen. Refreshments again.
Can’t make either of those? Tune in to Cuillin FM on Wednesday 30 January at 1030am, where you’ll catch me on Simon Clayton’s “Ever Changing Moods” program. I was asked to provide four songs to be interspersed with the talky bits, and while I’m not sure whether this is going to be some Desert Island Discs-type discussion, they are excellent songs and you will want to hear all of them.
Loreena McKennitt, “Lost Souls”
Rose Betts, “I Can Never Give My Heart”
Dougie MacLean, “Caledonia”
The Sixteen, “Jesus Autems Transiens”
Many thanks to the Scottish Book Trust’s Live Literature Fund, which is financially supporting the two writing events.
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