Grace Hallworth Fri 16 May. 8pm. £7.50 (£2.50). Citizens' Stalls Studio. Gorbals Street. 429 ()022. More tales from the queen of storytellin Grace Hallworth. Taste Of Scotlan Sat 17 May. 1pm. Dillons. 174-176 Argyle Street. 248 4814. To promote the new publication The 72mm Q/‘St‘ntlum/ Guide [997 (Taste of Scotland Ltd £6.99). which lists the best places to eat. there's a chance to win a bottle of Macallan whisky or dinner for two at the Beardmore Hotel. James Murphy. executive chef at the Beardmore will be serving up tasters of some of the best Scottish produce.

Eddie Lenihan Sat 17 May. 8pm. £7.50 (£2.50). Citizens' Stalls Studio. Gorbals Street. 429 0022. Stories from the Irishman who has been collecting folklore throughout Ireland over the past 22 years. His work includes Strange Iris/i Tales For Chili/rm. The Devil Is An Irish/nun and Sir 'Ii'rri/ile Women. Valerie Bloom and Janet Paisley Sun 18 May. 8pm. £5 (£2). CCA. 350 Sauchiehall Street. 332 7521. Valerie Bloom. the Jamaican born poet. writer and performer presents her new show anti isjoined by award-winning poet. short story writer and playwright Janet Paisley. who will read from her latest collection of poetry .‘lllt’ll Crop which was shortlisted for the 1996 Saltire Award. On Your Nerve - A Wake For Frank O’Hara Wed 2| & Thurs 22 May. 8pm. £5 (£2). CCA. 350 Sauchiehall Street. 332 7521. A performance piece devised and written by W. N. Herbert. David Kinloch and Donny ()‘Rourke which pays tribute to poet Frank ()‘11ara who was a great influence on the New York art scene of the 50s and 60s. Ilis poems were atnong the first to bring pop culture into the same literary environment as hiin art. Anna Ritchie Tue 27 May. 6pm. Glasgow University Book Shop. Glasgow University. University Avenue. 221 7472. Ritchie will be signing copies of her new book [and (Batford £15.99).

Iain M. Banks Wed 28 May. 7.15pm. Waterstone's. 45 Princes Square. 221 9650. Iain Banks will be signing copies anti reading from his new paperback edition of lit't‘t'ssion (Little. Brown £6.99).


Joel Rose Sat 17 May. 2pm. James Thin. 53— 59 South Bridge; 3pm. \N'aterstone's. 13/14 Princes Street; 4pm. Waterstone‘s. I28 Princes Street. A mega book-signing session in Iidinburgh from the author of the acclaimed novel Kill Kill Hitler Faster (Rebel Inc £6.99).

Martha Modena Vertreace Sun ts May. 7.30pm. £1.50 (£1 ). 1~ruitmarket Gallery. 45 Market Street. 225 2383. Live poetry from this poet from Chicago.

A Night Of TWO Halfs Sun 18 May. 8pm. £4 (£3). Cafe (iraffiti. Mansfield Place Church (bottom of Broughton Street). Tickets from Canongate Books. 557 5111 or Cafe (iraffiti on the night. A Rebel Inc. night with 1)] Paul Reekie readings frotn Joel Rose. author of Kill Kill Faster l’usit'r (Rebel lnc £6.99); Jock Scott will be performing poetry from his new Cl) collaboration My Perm/ml Cu/lm/t'n; actor Tarn Dean Burn

: will perform Dism Biscuits. a cut-up

made from all nineteen of the authors featured in the club anthology of the

same name. and music from Sublime 's

[)1 Kev Wright. See I‘rontlines page 2. Simon Singlt Tue 20 May. 7pm. Waterstone‘s. 13/14 Princes Street. 556 3034. The author of last year‘s best-seller Longitude and producer for the BBC Science will be talking about and signing copies of his new book l-‘erinul's lust T/It’til'lllll (Iiourth listate £12.99). Edmund White Wed 21 May. 7pm. \\'aterstone‘s. 13/14 Princes Street. 556 3034. Acclaimed novelist Iidmund White

V will be reading from his new work T/lt’

Farewell Symphony (Chatto £16.99). completing his trilogy which included A Boy's ()u'II Story and The Beautiful RUN/N /.\' lz'iit/ny.

Anna Ritchie Wed 21 May. 7pm. £1 (or 3 for £2). Festival Theatre. Nicolson Street. Tickets from James Thin. 53—59 South Bridge. 556 6743. The archaeologist and historian will give a slideshow and talk to introduce her new book Iona (Batford £15.99).

Liz Lochhead Thurs 22 May. 6pm. Royal Lyceum Theatre. Grindlay Street. 229 9697. The well-know Scottish poet and playwright will be talking about .S'liung/iuit'tl which is currently playing at the Lyceum.

Kenneth Steven and Bruce Leeming Thurs 22 May. 7pm. James Thin. 53—-59 South Bridge. 5566743. Steven will be reading frotn his collection of poetry The it'lissing Days (Seottish Cultural Press £4.95) and from his novel Dun (SC‘P £5.95) and l.eeming will read from Scots HUT/(ll (l.eeming £3) and his new novel .\’()11' You .3111.” Dance (SCI) £5.95). Harriet Rubin In Conversation With Lesley Riddoch Thurs 22 May. 7pm. Waterstone‘s. 13/14 Princes Street. 556 3034. l.esley Riddoch. journalist for the .S‘t'uisinun will be chairing a discussion with Harriet Rubin. author of The l’rint'eysu (Bloomsbury £12.99). which presents her manifesto of woman‘s power in the world of business.

Nick Gordon Sat 24 May.

12.30-- 1.30pm. James Thin. 5359 South Bridge. 556 6743. The BBC wildlife writer and photographer will introduce his new book 'IiirtinIu/(iy, .IIur/nnyt'ls .‘l/lt/ ()l/It’l' Stories: sin glint/full l)i(trv (Metro £17.99).

Alice Prince, Stewart Conn and Martin Bates Sun 25 May. 8pm. £1. I-‘ruitmarket Gallery. 45 Market Street. 225 2383. An evening of poetry and music with the Shore Poets.

Iain M. Banks Tue 27 May. 5.30-~6.30pm (book signing); 6.3()-«7.30pm (reading). James Thin. 59 (.ieorge Street. 225 4495. Limited number of tickets for the reading. Iain Banks will be signing and reading from his tier paperback edition of litt‘t'ssinn (Little. Brown £6.99).

Ian Mitchell Thurs 29 May. 7pm. James Thin. 5359 South Bridge. 556 6743. The popular climber will talk about his new collection of short stories The .llutuiluin like/is (Stobcross £7.99 ).

David Puttnam Thurs 29 May. 7pm. £5 (£3). The Cameo Cinema. 38 Home Street. 228 4141. Tickets from The Cameo and Waterstone's. 13/14 Princes Street. 556 3034. The producer of film classics such as C/turiuly Of Fire. The Killing Fields and [.mul Ht'l'u will be introducing a special screening of Local Hero (to be shown at 7pm). followed by a talk about his new controversial book (.III(/(’(‘/(II'(’(/ ll’ur: T/lt’ Struggle '1}; Control The ll'iirlil'y Film Industry (HarperColIins £18). See Film Preview. page 23.

Tuesday 20th May 7pm SIMON SINGH

will be talking about his fascinating book on

Fermols Last Theorum

Wednesday 21 st May

The Beautiful Room 15 Empty


Author of A Boys Own Story St



in conversation with

Lesley Riddoch

This successful New Yorker will be discussing how women can succed in business without behaving like men & signing copies of her new book

The Princessa: Machiavelli For Women

Friday 30th May 7pm


Reading from and signing their new noveB

The Untouchable & The Way 1 Found Her

All events are free tickets available from Waterstone's East End 13 Princes Street 0131 556 3034


16—29 May 1997 THEUSTB?