' I I I Poems And Pints Fri 4 Oct. 7.30pm. The West End Hotel. Palmerston Place. 337 ' 8277. £1.50 I ). The Edinburgh Writers Association resent an evening of poetry _ ° . ' ' , . ' . ° - readings‘ wig) guest wmcr and nwmpot8_ four day literary feast kicks off in Glasgow this fortnight. Brian Donaldson lsla Dewar Tue 8 Oct. 7pm. James Thin. gives the lowdown on the highlights. 53-59 South Bridge. 556 6743. The author launches her new book Wooten Talking Dirty (Headline £5.99). Beckett Night Tue 8 Oct. 7pm. Waterstone's. I3 Princes Street. 556 3034. Author James Knowlson reads from his new biography Damned To Fame: The Life Of Samuel Beckett (Bloomsbury £25). and actor Steve Cartwright performs some of the playwright‘s work. Edwin Morgan, Iain Crichton Smith, Angela McSeveny and Rod Paterson Wed 9 Oct. 7.30pm. £2.50. Queen's Hall. Clerk Street. 668 20l9. An evening of poetry and song entitled ‘What Rhymes With Orange?‘. Part of National Poetry Day. Richard Mabey Thurs l0 Oct. 7pm. James Thin. 53—59 South Bridge. 556 6743. Mabey gives a talk and slideshow on his new book Flora Britannica (Sinclair Stevenson £25). 10:10:10: Thurs IO Oct. I0pm. £4 (£2). Theatre Workshop. 34 Hamilton Place. 226 5425. Three leading lights from Scotland's alternative poetry scene. Leslie Benzie. Sandie Craigie and Raoul Kawalsky. give a reading as part of National Poetry Day. Jane Asher Thurs 10 Oct. 7pm. Waterstone's. l3 Princes Street. 556 3034. The actress and cake-baker adds another string to her bow with her debut novel The Longing (HarperCollins £ I499).

Adrian Edmonson Mon I4 Oct. l—2pm. David Baddiel and Joan Smith are among the writers appearing at the Reading Lights book iestival

Waterstone's. l3 Princes Street. 556 3034.

The coinedian-iurned-writer (aren‘t they Reading Lights is a new venture I Screen Violence Sat I9. CCA studio. of the Ten Day Weekend.

all'?). signs copies of his new(ish) novel compiled by the CCA, the Glasgow 2pm {.1 (£2)_ KurI French‘s new I Demoi "eaiy in conveisation with

The Gobbler (Mandann £5.99). now out writing Festive] and John smiih & so" anthology tackles the prickly issue of Brian Morton Sun 20, CCA studio 1 lam,

mpaperback. bookshops. Featuring readings, talks, violence on large and small screens. with £4 (£2). Approaching his 50th year,

William Gibson Mon l4 7pm. discussions, performances and contributions from Joan Smith. Martin Dermot Hcaly chews the fat with radio

Traverse Theatre. Cambridge Street. . weikshops, it coveis a wide ieiiain _. Aims and Camille Paglia. French and presenter and columnist Brian Morton.

Tickeis from Traverse or Waterstone s. including home", mime, hipmop, Smith are Joined by The I.i.ri's film editor Bum in County Wes-uncut“ Hcaly‘s

East End: The author Oidnlilml' screenwiiting and childients iiieiamre Alan Morrison to discuss the effects of memoir 7'1“, [gnu] For Home details ihe

Mnenirmiereads from his latest book Each day is simeimed around a morning violence on the spectator. See book realities and consequences of growing up

Iduru (Viking £16). or conversation, an afternoon or panel "CV'E‘W- arid getting wild.

Ann-Marie MacDonald Tue 15 ()ct. debates and an evening oi performance I G" Scott Heron Sat 1‘). Velvet Romns I Vox ’n’ Roll Sun 20. CCA cafe-bar.

:gsoifiziiiig'l/piinstone s. 83 Street. and music_ Beading lights was from (NB different venue). 7pm. £5 (£3). The 9pm. £4 (£3)_ A nighi of readings .. . .. . e Canadian aches!» anti 'niuisday 17 in Sunday 20 oeioben Godtathei Oi Rap marks the debut British with music. Howard Marks will be

playwright reads irom her hrst novel l'all publication of his novels The Vulture reading from Mr Nice, his autobiography

On Your Knees (Jonathan Cape £ 10.99). ( I970) and The Nigger I-‘ttt'rori' ( I972) of his days as a jetsetting dope-smuggler

Edwin Morgan Tue 15 Oct. 6pm. Royal I lyrikal Fearta Thurs l7. CCA upstairs. Willi a session of music and prose. hacked and entrepreneur. Also part of the Ten

Lyceum Thcmrcr Grmdla)’ SlTCCl- TleClS 9pm. £4 (£2). Having worked with MC by a nauiist and percussionist, Also part Day Weekend.

from Lyceum or Waterstone‘s. liast lind. Mello. Urban Poets Society and The

The ubiquitous Scottish poet reads from Young Disciples. Jonzi D has put together

and signs copies of his Scots translation of this new project to get his politically tired

Cyrano De Bergerac. currently being message across through a fusion of hip-

stagcd at the Lyceum. hop. theatre and poetry. He isjoined by

Laurie Campbell and Boy Dennis Wed 16 DJ Pogo who has collaborated with Ice T

Oct. 7pm. James Thin. 53-59 South and Monie Love.

Bridge. 556 6743. The author and I Ian Pattison in conversation with

photographer present an illustrated talk oti Elaine C. Smith Fri I8. CCA studio. I Iain.

their new book Golden Eagles (Colin £4 (£2). As we know from recent forays

Baxter Photography £25). in i-iurope. Scottish football and comedy

no", Anderson Thurs '7 Oct. 7pm. Fret are far from mutually exclusive. lan

waiersione's. i28 princes Sircci‘ 226 Pattison. creator of Rab C. Nesbitt and

2666.11“. man behind .Thundcrbirdsv. Alleiit'o l’ur/it'k. chats to Celtic fan lilaine

'Capiain Scarlett and -ioc 90 Signs C. Smith about the comic possibilities of

copies of his new authorised biography, ""3 hcimllmi game-

I David Baddiel in conversation with Stuart Bathgate Fri l8. CCA studio. 2pm. £4 (£2). The comic-turned-novelist gravy - train continues with the publication of .' -~ David Baddiel‘s debut tome Time For

. Bed. Baddiel was recently seen looking miserable with flatmate Frank Skinner after the lingland/Gcrmany litiro96 semi- final and reprimanding Richard Mader for saying a naughty word on This Morning. I Rebel Inc. - Children at Albion Rovers Fri l8. CCA studio. 9pm. £4 (£2). Yet more f itba' the arrival of Children Of

.rtlltion Rovers. a collection of six novellas

from a star-studded line-up including Alan Bottom draw: Adrian Edmonson promotes Warner. Laura J. Hit‘ti and lrvine Welsh. Taking the rat): till Scott Heron presents prose and music to mark the first Btltlstl The Gobbler at Waterstone's, Mon 14 Sec feature. publication or his novels The Vulture and The lilgger Factory on Sat 19 Oct

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