Playwrlting Unemployed Workers‘ Centre, Ashgill Road, Milton. 2—4pm. Milton Arts and Parts Writing Group host a reading and discussion session with Ama Ala Aidoo.

Strathclyde Culture in the 90s Central Hotel. 5—9.30pm. Seminar on equality. literacy and race. By invitation only. Contact Strathclyde Community Relations Council on 041 227 6048.

Wed 19

Lunchtime Reading 1-2pm. Ellen Kuzwayo. South African teacher. social worker and women‘s writer. Castlemilk Writers Group Brigidale Centre. 7.30pm. Writer's workshop with Canadian Ray Smith. Readings and Workshops Scottish Mask and Puppet Centre. 7.30pm. Hosted by West Coast Magazine with Aonghas MacNeacaiIl.

Lunchtime Reading 1—2pm. Tom Pow reads from his work.

Thurs 20

Writing For Youth? James Moir Hall. Mitchell Theatre. Granville Street. 10am—5pm. Adults £1. kids 50p. Conference on publishing and the place of writing in schools for senior pupils. teachers. librarians and other interested parties.

Reading at Castlemilk Public Library 100 Castlemilk Drive. 634 2066. 7.30pm. Hosted by Greater Glasgow Poets with reading from South African Ellen Kuzwayo.

Fri 21

Children’s Arabic Calligraphy Demonstration and Papermaking Workshop Art Gallery and Museum. Kelvingrove. (Animal Hall). 357 3929. l—«ipm.

Multicultural Mushaira Tramway. Albert Drive. 7.30pm. Scots. Asians. Africans and others read their own poetry and listen to yours. Ellen Kuzwayo Waterstone's Bookshop. 132 Union Street. 221 0890. 8pm. Reading from her latest work Sit Down and Listen.


How To Get Published Community Central Halls. Maryhill Road.

10am—5pm. Conference which looks *

at ‘Putting the Word Together' and ‘Getting into Print‘.

From Czechoslovakia to China Glasgow School of Art.

11.30am. Czechoslovakian scientist. poet and Nobel Literature Prize nominee Miroslav Holub gives a talk entitled ‘Science. Art and Ethics‘. 2.30pm. Chinese Duo Duo. poet and journalist whose experiences include Tiananmen Square. discusses his writing and reads from his work. Sun23

Children’s Chinese Calligraphy Workshop and Bookbinding Demonstration Art Gallery and Museum. Kelvingrove (Animal Hall). 357 3929. 1—4pm.

I VOLUMES 63—65 Queen Street. 226 5762.

Eli 14 7pm. Jeanette Winterson author of Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit. whose current novel Sexing the Cherry is now available in Vintage paperback priced £3.99. will be joined by Deborah Levy author of

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Beautiful Mutants (Vintage. £3.99) to read from their respective novels. I SECHABA PERFORMANCE GROUP City Hall. Candleriggs.

Tue 25 8pm. £5 (£2). South African writers and poets join Scottish writers to present their work. From South Africa. Wally Serotc. Mandla Langa. Zoe Wicomb and Doc Molota. and from Scotland. Liz Lochhead. James Kelman and Alastair Gray.


I MIOLOTHIAN LIBRARIES FESTIVAL 1990 22 Sept—6 Oct. From arts and crafts to poetry. music and travel. the festival promises something for everyone. Full programme details are available from all libraries in the district or by post from Midlothian District Library HQ. 7 Station Road, Roslin. EH25 9PF. 031 440 2210. Included will be:

Sat 22 Dalkeith Library. White Hart Street. 663 2083/660 6818. 2.30pm. Free. Children‘s Book Fair with special guest Alexander McCall-Smith (see reviews) plus quizzes. a James Thin bookstall. craft corner and a wargame.

Sat 22 Dalkeith Arts Centre. White Hart Street. 2.30pm. Free. Mammoth book sale with squillions of discarded library books at bargain prices. Refreshments and music from the Beeslack Jazz Band.

Tues 26 Mayfield Library. Stone Avenue. 663 2126. 7.45pm. Free. Travel writer Alastair Scott presents an illustrated talk entitled "Tracks Across Alaska‘.

Wed 27 Penicuik Library. Bellmans Road. Penicuik 72340/73286. 7.30pm. Free. Eilidh Donaldson will talk about her biography ofS.R. Crockett.

Thurs 27 Danderhall Library. 1a (.‘ampvicw. 663 9293. 7.45pm. Free. Jean Stuart and Muriel Hume. authors of National Trust for Scotland Recipe Book will present a celebration of Scottish cookery.

I JAMES THIN 53—59 South Bridge. 556 67-13.

Thurs 20 7pm. Stephanie Wolfe-Murray. founder of Canongate Publishing. introduces a celebration of Cannongate Classics, joined by Robin Jenkins. whose book Fergus Lamant is the latest addition to the range and Iain Crichton Smith. author ofthe Canongate best-seller Consider the Lilies. Both will read from their work.


Mon 24 Dick Francis will sign copies of his latest thriller Longshot (Michael Joseph £13.99).

Thurs 27 Rosamund Fletcher will be tn the shop to promote September. her follow-up to the best-selling The Shell Seekers.

I OLO GRINOLE’S BOOKSHOP 3 Spittal Street. 229 7252.

Tue 18 10am—lpm. Bill Dunlop. author of Female Wits (Canto Press £4.99) will be present in Old Grindle‘s. second-hand and antiquarian specialists. to sign copies of and discuss his work.


THURSDAY 13TH SEPT 7.30pm Meet JEANETTE WINTERSON Author of "ORANGES ARE NOT THE ONLY FRUIT" who will be reading from, and signing copies of her latest novel


(Vintage, £3.99)


new book

THE BEAUTY MYTH (Chatto & Windus, £13.99) is the direct descendant of The Second Sex and The Female Eunuch. Tonight she examines the issues surrounding women's compulsive pursuit of beauty.

THURSDAY 20TH SEPT 7.30pm Meet one of Britain's most outstanding political personalities BARBARA CASTLE

who will be signing copies of THE CASTLE DIARIES (Papermac, £9.99) and talking about her political life.

SATURDAY 29TH SEPT 3.00pm The welcome return of LES and SUE STOCKER founders of the world famous St. Tiggywinkle's Hospital for Hedgehogs, who will be signing copies of their new book


(Chatto & Windus, £8.99)

They will of course be bringing several of their animal friends with them!



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