V EVENTS .
WRITERS’ VOICES - A CELEBRATION OF INTERNATIONAL LITERATURE
These are selected highlights only. All events take place around the University of Glasgow. For further information call Vivian Greenhill on 041 339 8855 or Louise Nastallin on 041 248 1611. Tickets are available from John Smith & Son. 252 Byres Road. 334 2769 and The Ticket Centre. Candleriggs. 227 5511. Single event tickets are £4/£2. Day tickets are £15/£12. Weekend tickets are £25/£20. Scottish authors appearing include Janice Galloway, A.L. Kennedy. Bernard MacLaverty. Ronald Frame and Joan Lingard.
I Written on - The Death (it The Man or Letters Sat 22. l 1am. Boyd Orr Building. Douglas Gifford. Edwin Morgan. Lesley Duncan. Alan Taylor and Carl MacDougall discuss the above.
I Arnold Wesker Sat 22. 2pm. Boyd Orr Building. Renowned as a playwright. the North London-based Wesker has written numerous poems. short stories and articles. He makes a rare trip to Scotland for this reading.
I International Poetry Heading Sat 22. 8pm. College Club. Miroslav Holub. Gerrie Fellows. Carolyn Kizer. Elaine Fenstein. Edwin Morgan and Kenneth White.
I Kenneth White Sun 23. 12.15pm. Boyd Orr Building. A lecture from the Scottish born. now Paris-based poet who was awarded the prestigious French poetry prize the Prix Alfred de Vigny a few years
ago. I False Mythologies - The Predicament of Nationality Sun 23. 2.30pm. Boyd Orr Building. Chaired by Douglas Gifford. a panel that includes Iain Banks. A.L. Kennedy and Kate Pulinger discuss the above topic.
I John Pilger Sun 23. 3.45pm. College Club The distinguished journalist and filmmaker will be reading from his book Distant Voices (Vintage £7.99).
SCOTTISH BOOK FORTNIOHT
I Charles Ashton Tue 25. 1.30pm. John Smith & Son. 252 Byres Road. 334 2769. An event for the 4-7-year-Olds with the gripping and mysterious story of Jet Smoke and Dragon Fire (Walker £6.99). I Richard Else Tue 25. 6pm.
Waterstone’s. 132 Union Street. 221 0890.
A captivating illustrated talk and discussion from the man at the chalk face of mountaineering with his book The Edge: One Hundred Years Of Scottish Mountaineering (BBC Books £16.99).
I Mairi Hedderwick Wed 26. 10.30am. Waterstone's. 45—50 Princes Square. 221 9650. The popular children’s author will have the kiddies in rapture with a reading from her new book Tale of Carpenter MacPheigh: A Folk Tale from Scotland (Blackie £9.99).
I Angus Calder Wed 26. 6.30pm. Dillons.
174-176 Argyle Street. 248 4814. Social history. cultural observation and a dose of politics come from the author Of Revolving Culture: Notes From The Scottish Republic (I B Taurus £10.95).
I George Way of Plean and Homily Squire Wed 26. 6.30pm. John Smith & Son. 57 St Vincent Street. 221 7472. The authors of 450 pages of the most comprehensive reference on Scottish heraldry and clans will be here to talk about the book. Collins Scottish Clan and Family Encyclopedia (HarpeICollins £25.00).
I Kathryn Hamilton Thurs 27. 6.30pm. Waterstone‘s. 132 Union Street. 221 0890. An evening of wine and creative vegetarian cookery from the Glasgow Yimes writer to promote her new book Glasgow Greens (Neil Wilson £5.99).
I Meg Henderson Thurs 27. 6.30pm. John Smith & Son. 57 St Vincent Street. 221 7472. A talk and discussion from the author of the funny and hard-hitting memoir Finding Peggy: A Glasgow Childhood (Corgi £5.99).
I Frances Paige Thurs 27. 7.15pm. Waterstone’s. 45 Princes Square. 221 9650. A reading and question and answer session from the author of The Glasgow Girls (Corgi £5.99).
I Elizabeth Casciani Mon 24. 2.30pm. Stockbn'dge Library. Hamilton Place. 332 2173. A talk based on the nimble author’s new book on dance halls of yesteryear. 0h. How We Danced! The History Of Ballroom Dancing In Scotland (Mercat Press £9.99).
I Paul Young Mon 24. 6.30pm. James Thin. 57 George Street. 225 4495. The BBC TV fishing star is back with more amusing tales of life on Scotland's lochs and rivers with his new book Still Hooked On Scotland (Mainstream £14.99).
I Ian Hamilton OC Mon 24. 7pm. James Thin. 53—59 South Bridge, 556 6743. The controversial QC is on hand for the second part of his autobiography A Touch OfTreason (Neil Wilson Publishing £12.99). which is also part polemic and part pamphlet.
I Jack Webster Mon 24. 7.30pm. Moredun Library. 92 Moredun Park Road. 664 8115. The man with the comprehensive knowledge of Clyde-built ships from past to present will be talking about his book Famous Ships Of The Clyde (Glasgow Royal Concert Hall £8.95).
I Angus Calder Tue 25. 7pm. MacDonald Road Library. MacDonald Road. 556
on the agenda with Calder‘s book Revolving Culture: Notes From The Scottish Republic (18 Tauris £10.95).
I Paul Young Tue 25. 7.30pm. Portobello Library. 14 Rosefield Avenue. 529 5558. An informal meet-the-author session with the famous fisherman and author Of Still Hooked On Scotland (Mainstream £14.99).
I John Scally Tue 25. 8.30pm. Colinton Library. 14 Thorbum Road. 441 3040. An illustrated talk from the author Of the lavish book of art inspired by Robert Louis Stevenson. Pictures Of The Mind: The Illustrated Robert Louis Stevenson (Canongate Press £14.95).
autobigraphical comic tale. Are You Looking At Me Jimmy? (Methuen £7.99). I Angus Calder Thurs 27. 7pm. James Thin. 53—59 South Bridge. 556 6743. A dose of social history. cultural observation and politics in his book Revolving
C ulture: Notes Front the Scottish Republic (18 Taun's £10.95).
I Richard Else Thurs 27. 7pm. Central Library. George VI Bridge. 225 5584. A slide-talk from the man on the edge. to promote his new book The Edge: One Hundred Years ()fSt‘UlllS/l Mountaineering (BBC Books £16.99).
I Eileen Ramsay Fri 28. 10.30am. Granton Library. \Vardieburn Terrace. 529 5528. Ramsay reads from her Scottish saga in the tradition of Emma Blair. The Broken Gate (Warner £4.99). Focusing on the character Kate Kennedy. it is set in Dumfries and spans the years 1910—1945. I Jack Vettriano and W. Gordon Smith City Arts Centre. Fri 28. 6.30pm. Ticket only event. Call the Scottish Book Marketing Group on 228 6866 for details. An exhibition ofJack Vettriano's ‘bordello' inspired paintings (as featured in last issue‘s List) and readings from some of the authors who contributed to Fallen Angels (Pavillion £16.99) including Alasdair Gray. A.L. Kennedy and Bernard MacLaverty.
I John Scally Fri 28. 7pm. Waterstone‘s. l3 Princes Street. 556 3034. An illustrated talk from the editor of the lavishly illustrated book Pictures Of The Mind: The Illustrated Robert Louis Stevenson (Canongate Press £14.95).
I Nick Hesketh Sat 29. 10.30am. James Thin. 57 George Street. 225 4495. The creator of Bodkin: Keeper 0f the Marsh (Amaising Publishing House £3.99) will be entertaining the 4—8 year-olds with tales of his marsh-inhabiting creation.
I Hick Hesketh Sat 29. 1pm. James Thin. The Gyle. 539 7751. Storytelling. drawing and colouring-in from the creator Of Bodkin: Keeper Of The Marsh (Amaising
1 Publishing House £3.99).
5630. A rich mix of social history. cultural observation and a sharp dose of politics is g
I Mairi Hedderwick Wed 26. 2pm. James
Thin. 57 George Street. 225 4495. The wonderful Tale Of Carpenter MacI’heig/t (Blackie £9.99) comes to life via this popular author.
I Frances Paige Wed 26. 2.30pm. Sighthill Library. 6 Sighthill Wynd. 529 5569. The Glasgow Girls (HarperCollins £4.99) a tale Of love. pre-war Glasgow and war-tom Spain is brought to life with a reading from the author.
I Kathryn Hamilton Wed 26. 7pm. Waterstone's. l3 Princes Street. 556 3034. An evening Of wine and creative vegetarian food from the culinary inventor and Glasgow ’Iimes columnist promoting her new book Glasgow Greens (Neil Wilson Publishing £5.99).
I Elizabeth Casciani Wed 26. 8.30pm. Morningside Library. 184 Momingside Road. 447 1180. An informal discussion
with the nimble author of a colourful book
on the history of ballroom dancing in Scotland. 011 How We Danced! (Mercat Press £9.99).
I Arnold Brown Thurs 27. 7pm. Fountainbridge Library. 137 Dundee Street. 229 4588. The comedian relates the comic tale of his Uncle Harry's death and other family matters in this semi-
SCOTTISH BOOK FORTNIGHT 1994
0 Tuesday 25 October CHARLES ASHTON
0 Wednesday 26 October MAIRI HEDDERWICK
0 Thursday 27 October ARNOLD BROWN
0 Friday 28 October JOHN SCALLY
EDINBURGH BOOK FESTIVAL'S AUTUMN EVENT
JOSEPH HELLER 30 OCT 12.30PM
SIMON ARMITAGE HUGO WILLIAMS & DON PATERSON 31 OCT 7.30PM
SOLD OUT 1 NOV 7.30PM
& ANGELA LAMBERT 2 NOV 7.30PM
MARINA WARNER SOLD OUT 3 NOV 7.30PM
DUNCAN MCLEAN ALAN WARNER
& IAIN CRICIITON SMITH 4 NOV 7.30PM
SOLD OUT 5 NOV 12.30PM
TICKETS: £3.00/£1.50 TEL: 031 228 1404
1.30pm John Smith 8: Son, 252 Byres Road, Glasgow
A children's drawing and colouring event with the author of a gripping and mysterious new story, Ruth and the Blue Horse. For ages 4—7 years. Free (Contact Alison Stroak—041 334 2769)
10.30am Waterstone’s Booksellers, 45—50 Princes Square, Glasgow (Contact Belinda MacDougall—041 221 9650)
and 2.00pm James Thin Ltd, 57 George Street, Edinburgh (Contact Lorna Dixon—(131 225 4495)
Two great chances to meet this hugely popular children’s author, with her new book The Tale of Carpenter MacPheigh, for a captivating storytelling session. For ages 5—8 years. Free
6.30pm Dillons the Bookstore, 174—176 Argyle Street, Glasgow Join the author of the provocative and insightful, Revolving Culture: Notes From the Scottish Republic, for a lively discussion on Scottish subjects. Free (Contact Alan Stenhouse 041 248 4814)
7.00pm Fountainbridge Library, 137 Dundee Street, Edinburgh Join the Scottish comedian and author of Are You Looking At Me, Joann/.7, for a comic tale Of his search through time, space and alleyways for answers! Free (ContactJ Campbell—«031 229 4588)
7.00pm Waterstone’s Booksellers, 13 Princes Street, Edinburgh An illustrated talk with the editor of Pictures of the Mind—a breathtaking and lavish tribute to Robert Louis Stevenson. Free (Contact Karin Anderson—031 556 3034)
For a free brochure and details of author events during SBF 1994, contact the Scottish Book Marketing Group, Scottish Book Centre, 137 Dundee Street, Edinburgh EH11 IBG or telephone 031 228 6866
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