I FESTIVAL OF JEWISH CULTURE : In 1951. Glasgow held a Jewish Arts Festival. Now. under the 1990banner. comes a second celebration of the considerable contribution which Jewish society has made to the arts in the city of culture. Ticket bookings available through I the Ticket Centre. 227 5511. 10am—9pm. the RSAMD. 100 Renfrew Street. 332 5057 or any Ticketlink outlet. See()pen 1 listings for further details. Stories troni Jewish Poland RSAMI). Glassford Street. 4.30pm. £3 (£1.50). A special guest artist will read from this work ‘1 by Issac Bashevis Singer and Sholem Aleichem. 1 BOOK FESTIVAL Mon 26 Trades House. Glassford Street. noon. £7.50 (includes reception and talk at 12.45pm). Meet

Canadian/Jewish author Mordecai Richler. making his first visit to Glasgow tooan the Book Festival. Authorof Apprenticeship of Daddy Kravitz. St Urbain 's Horseman and the acclaimed Solomon Gursky Was Here. Richler will also talk about his life and work. Tue 27 Merchants Ilall. 7 West George Street. 12.45pm. £3 (£1.40). Soupand sandwiches (£3) from noon. Best known for his saxophone playing. but also the presenter ofan award winning Sunday afternoon radio show and composer of musicals. Benny Green finds time in his busy life to write books. llis writings concern PG. Wodehouse. the history of cricket and musical life. and this lunchtime talk will explore the man behind the image. Wed 28 Merchants llall. 7WestGeorge I Street. 12.45pm. £3 (£1.50). Soupand sandwiches (£3) from noon. Now. lovey. don‘t worry about it. It‘s a great honour to be immortalised as a Spitting Image puppet. Yes. it‘s that bastion ofgood I advice. the prolific Claire Rayner. Since her 1 writing career took off after the birthof her first child. Claire has published sagas. detective stories. home-nursing manuals and become a much loved agony aunt. calming catastrophes both in print and on the television screen. Thurs 29 The Strathclyde Suite. Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. 2 Sauehiehall Street. 12.45pm. £3 (£1 .50). Soup and sandwiches (£3) from noon. A mouthwatering master ofJewish cookery. Evelyn Rose‘s cookery books have the perfect culinary solution for all occasions whether it be entertaining. managing the microwave. mastering the masterclasses or having good clean fun in the kitchen. Come along. listen to her talk and drool. Fri 30 Merchants Hall. 7 West George Street. 12.45pm. £3 (£1.50). Soupand sandwiches (£3) from noon. Chaim Potolt‘s- six previous novels. which explore Jewish life in America. have received much praise. His latest. The Gift ofAsher Lev (Heinemmann. £13.95) is now available. Trained and ordained a rabbi. serving as a US army chaplain in Korea. he visits Glasgow to talk about his life and work.



Street. 221 7472. Tue 27 7pm. Meet Norman MacCaig who will be signing copies of his ('ollected Poems (Chatto and Windus £18). I JOHN SMITH AND SON Lecture Room A. Boyd ()rr Building. University of Glasgow. University Avenue. To reserve signed copies telephone 334 1210. Wed 28 7pm. An Evening ofDiscussion. with Margaret Drabhle. the latest contributor to the (‘ountchlasts series with Safe as Houses ((‘hatto £3.99) who i will talk on home ownership and Ludovic l Kennedy. also a CounterBlasts contributor I with Euthanasia ((‘hatto £3.99). which will be the subject ofhis talktonight. i WRITERS' DAY Sun 2 RSAMD. 100 Renfrew Street. j Paula Danziger l 1.30am (9—1 1 years); i 1.30pm ( l l—15 years). £1 (50p). Danziger i has achieved considerable popularity amongst younger American readers with novels which include The Pistachio Prescription and (an You Sue Your Parents For .Ilalpracticef’. Join in these sessions and share her cheeky sense of humour. Michael Rosen i 1 .30am (4 7 years); 1.30pm (8— I 1 years). £1 (50p). 'l‘hrough poems like Don 't Put .Ilustard in the ('ustard and his novel You're Thinking A bout Doughnuts. Rosen delights food-fixated youngsters. (io along and discover w hat he can cook tip. Jewish Childhood 2.15pm. £2.50(£1.501. In their novels. livo Il'orlds. (oming Home and Spring Remembered. David Daiches. (‘haim Bermani and Iivelyn ('owan respectively. explore their Jewish upbringing. Join them for a nostalgic look at the trials of pre-war childhood in Glasgow and Iidinburgh. Frederic Raphael 3.30pm. £2.50(£1.50). Author. ()scar winning screenwriter. reviewer and writer of radio and 'l'\' plays. Raphael provides one of the highlightsof W'ritcrs' Day with a sparkling reading. Ruth Rosen 6pm. £2.50 (£1 .50). Rosen. one of lingland‘s leading prose and poetry performers. is joined by a special guest in A Programme of Remembrance. a selection of readings from the work of Primo Levi. Writers' Symposium 8pm. {150(1) .50). Jeremy lssacs. former head of(‘hannel 4 and current director of the Royal Opera 1 louse chairs this meeting of minds. Present will be Frederic Raphael. Iilainc Feinstein. poet. radio and teley ision script writer and author of Mother's (iirl. and Bernice Rubens. Booker Prize winner and author of Birds of Pas sage. Madame .S'ousatska and most recently. Kingdom ('ome.


I PORTFOLIO BOOKS 31 (‘andlemaker Row. 220 4725. Tue—Sat noon—5.30pm. For the (‘hristmas period only. Portfolio Books. the specialist bookshop ofthe Portfolio Gallery. has extended its premises to (‘andlemaker Row. Photography. media studies and cultural studies publications will be on sale plus posters and postcards. A mail order service is also operational with free catalogues available. from the gallery or by post.

I SHERRATT & HUGHES 13—14 Princes Street. 556 3034.

Fri 23 7.30pm. Alan Massie introduces his latest Scottish based novel. The Hanging Tree.

I JAMES THIN 53—59 South Bridge. 556 6743.

Sat 24 3.30pm. Terry Pratchett will sign copies of Guards. Guards ((‘orgi. £3.99) the latest book from the creator ofthe Discworld series. I Competition David Daiches' A Wee Dram (Andre Deutsch. £12.99) celebrates the l

role of whisky in Scottish literature. Answer the following questions. send your answers. on a postcard. to'l'hin's before 26 November and you could win a bottle of Glent'iddich:

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I POETRY ASSOCIATION OF SCOTLAND Meetings at 27 George Square. Information 334 5251.

Wed 28 7.45pm. Annual subscription £5. single meeting £1. Students concessions free. Northern English poet and editorof Holder/in. David Constantine reads from poems and translations.

I SCIENCE FICTION BOOKSHOP 17 and 40—42 West ('i'osscauseway. 667 0426. Sat 24 Noon - 1pm. Terry Pratchett will be in the store to sign the latest Discworld paperback. Guards .' (iuurdsl.

I WATERSTONES 1 14 George Street. 225 3430.

Tue 27 7.30pm. Lady Claire Macdonald will talk about the Best ofScoltish Foodand Drink and sign copies oi her lavishly illustrated new book (‘laire .Ilacdonaltl's Scotland ( little. Brown and Company. £17.95) Refreshments provided.

I WEST AND WILDE 25a Dundas Street. 55001179.

Thurs 29 8pm. Tonight. Marilyn Hacker will be signing and reading from her new collection of poetry The llang-(ilider's l)aughter(()iilywonien. £5.95). Hacker. the editor of the Kenyon Review. isa popular and respected poet in both lzurope and the I 'S.-\.


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