Spitting passion, but yet tantalisingly coy, it rides out on a tear-jerker. A definite, ifunlikely recommendation. (Susan Mackenzie)
I GLASGOW HERALD PEOPLE'S PRIZE FOR FICTION The short leet for this year‘s £5000 prize is: James Kelman A Disaffection. Allan Massie A Question of Loyalty. Eric McCormack The Paradise Motel, Carl McDougall Stone Over Water, William McIlvanney Walking Wounded, and Candia McWilliam A Little Stranger. Library readers throughout Scotland are invited to take part in a ballot to decide the winner. Forms and extra copies of the shortlisted books available from your local library. Closing date 31 August.
I JOHN SMITH 57 St Vincent Street, 221 7472.
Tue 12 6.30pm. Archie Roy will host a reading and signing session for his new book, A Sense ofSomething Strange (Dog & Bone, £7.50). Wine will be served. . I WATERSTONES 132 Union Street, 221 0890.
Mon 4 7pm. A Russian evening with Tatyana Tolstaya, a descendant of Tolstoy, who will be reading from her book On The Golden Porch (Penguin £4.99). Vodka and blinis will be served. Telephone to reserve copies.
Wed 13 7pm. Edwin Morgan will present an evening of readings from his poetry.
I OPEN CIRCLE POETRY Hillhead Library, Byres Road. For further information contact Alistair Paterson on 041 332 4924/041 334 1652.
Frll 7pm. Kenneth White will read from his new books The Blue Road and A Handbook for the Diamond Country — Selected Shorter Poems 1960—1990, both of which are published by Mainstream at £12.95.
I OPEN WORLD POETICS New RSAMD, Renfrew Street.
Sat2 3—5pm. £1 (50p). Kenneth White pops up again but this time with an interesting twist, giving a lecture entitled ‘Along the Blue Road’ — an introduction to Geopoetics, which is the essence of his work. Tickets are available on 041959 6033 or 041 334 6480.
I WATERSTONES 114 George Street, 225 3436.
Sun 3 1 lam. Sunday brunch with Tatyana Tolstaya, a descendant of Tolstoy, who will be reading from her book On The Golden Porch (Penguin £4.99). Vodka and blinis will be served. Telephone the shop to reserve copies.
Tue 12 7.30pm. Michael Dibdin will host a reading and signing session for his book Vendetta. Wine will be served. Telephone to reserve copies.
I WEST AND WILDE 25a Dundas Street, 556 0079.
Tue 12 8pm. Colin Spencer, author and journalist, will be reading and signing his new book Which of Us Two: A Story ofa Love Affair.
I SCOTTISH POETRY LIBRARY Tweeddale Court, 14 High Street, 557 2876.
Sat 2 and Sa19 2—5pm. As part of Spring Fling, a series ofcourtyard readings will be held. You are invited to bring your poems and poets or poetry you know, to read and/or listen. Inside ifwet. Free and informal.
I CENTRAL LIBRARY George IV Bridge, 225 5574. Mon—Fri 9am—8.30pm, Sat 9am— 1 pm.
Until Thurs 21 ‘A Reputation for Excellence‘. A fascinating exhibition taking place in the Edinburgh Room charting Scottish Book Printing 1507—1988. organised by the Scottish Printing Archive Trust.
Until 83116 Display of prize-winning entries in the Spring Fling Poetry Competition, taking place in the
Sat 2—Sat 16 One Hundred Years, One Hundred Books. Celebrating the library‘s centenary, this display takes place in the Reference library. I CRAIGMILLAR LIBRARY 7 Niddrie Marischal Gardens, 669 4095.
Thurs 14 7.30—10pm. Poetry Festival featuring local poets and special guest Liz Lochhead. Free. Tickets available from the library.
I ALL LIBRARIES
Centenary Open Week Sat 2—Sat 9. Details ofevents can be obtained by phoning your local library.
I SPRING ELING EVENTS
Sat 2 7.30pm. Rosebery Hall, High Street, South Queensferry. Free. Queensferry Writers Group presents ‘Tales from a Clocktower‘. An evening ofstories with members of the Queensferry Writers Group and other local writers, joined by Alex Cathcart and James Meek. reading and discussing their fiction.
Wed 5 7pm. Council Chamber, City Chambers, High Street. Spring Fling 1990 Competition presentations, including the Poetry Competition prize-giving.
Tue 12 7pm. Stills Photography Gallery, 105 High Street. Free. Poetry night hosted by Brian McCabe. As well as reading his own work there will be readings of the winning entries from this year‘s Spring Fling Poetry Competition.
I BODY & SOUL 52 Hamilton Place, 226 3066.
Wed 13 5—6. 15pm. Theatre Workshop, Hamilton Place. Strephon Kaplan Williams will sign copies of his latest book Transforming Childhood to launch the British edition. 6. 15—7. 15pm: three discussion workshops will take place, Transforming Childhood, The Practice of Personal Tranformation and The Dreamwork Manual. Two further works by the same author will be led by members of the Manadala Dreamwork Training. Refreshments will be served.
\WATERSTONE’S ‘ “\BOOKSELLERS
MEET MICHAEL DIBDIN
(Winner of the Crimewriters' Association Gold Dagger A ward for 1988)
He will be reading from his new novel
On TUESDAY 12TH JUNE at 7.30pm
If you are unable to attend and wish to reserve a signed copy, please phone 031 225 3436 Free entry Refreshments provided
WATERSTONE & CO., 114 GEORGE ST., EDINBURGH, EH2 4LX.
BODY & SOUL and ELEMENT BOOKS
Theatre Workshop, Hamilton Place, Edinburgh
HOLISTIC SPIRITUAL G R E E N SOMATIC GROWTH B O O K S
52 HAMILTON PLACE EDINBURGH EH3 SAX Tel: 031 226 3066
will be hosting a special launch for STREPHON KAPLAN WILLIAMS' new book TRANSFORMING CHILDHOOD at
on Wednesday 13th June from 5.00 ~ 6.15pm. This will be followed by three short discussion workshops led by members of Mandala Dreamwork Training.
All are welcome. Refreshments wil/ be served.
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