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7 311p”). £5 (£5). The Arches. \ltdlatitl Street. 221 4(1111. \Irlerrtrne's11ay romantic tales t'rom around the globe with storytellers Kate Kramer. (‘Iarre Mullrollarrd and Michael Kt'rrrrs I’m! ()1 (I/rlwrm '\ Stun /('\1.

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Moira Burgess Thu 19 1"c'lr.(iprrr. John Srrrith. 57 St \'rnceut Street. 221 7472. Burgess reads t'rorrr lrrrirer/rr' .'l (in (i/merm //r l-‘rr rrurr (Argy 11 Publishing £12.99).


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Ian Rankin .‘sion 9 lit-ts, (1.3llpltt. .larnes Thin. 57 (ieor'ge Street. 225 4495. The lidrrrburgh crrrrre writer reads and srgns copies (11 his tlc'\\ lttmls. tlic‘ latest Inspector Rebirs mystery. //r¢' Hone/Ire

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Wine And Wooing Thu I2 tic-h. 7pm. .larnes Thin. 53 59 South Bridge. 556 6743. Donny (1‘ Rourke headlines this poetry eyent. with music wine and whisky. ()‘Rourke talks about his current collection of poems 'I’lre Barri/mm! (Polygon £7.95) and Uranus/rile: The New Scull/Sh I’ve/s (Polygon £ 10.95) of w inch he is the editor.

James Hawes Thu 13 l‘eb. 7pm. Waterstone's. 128 Princes Street. 226 2666. The author of .11 While Mere ll'rI/t l-rrrx. reads from his latest book Rune/(l sl/rmrrrrrrmr (Vintage £5.99). Roddy Lumsden and Richard E Livermore Sun 15 Feb. 8pm. £1.5(1 (£1 1. Pruitnrarket (iallery. 45 Market Street. 225 2383. An evening of poetry w rih l.urrrsden reading from his first r \olume of poetry liar/r. )E'rr/r. )i'u/r and 1.r\ernrore reading from (irwrrlelk Song and The Uni/re Joker.

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Edwin Morgan Mon l61~‘eb, 7,45pin. (‘urnlwr'rrauld Theatre. Krldrurn. ('urrrlx-rnauld, (11236 732887. Morgan reads and talks about his poetry rrrcludrng his most recent collection l'rrlrui/ ximl ()1/tn Rea/rites.

Margaret Thomson Davis Tue 17 Feb. 7.45pm. ('urnlwrrrauld Theatre. Krldrurn. ('urnberrrauld. (11236 732887. Tire best-selling author oi Rug Woman. /\’I(‘/I 111mm” talks about her life as a writer.

Jimmy McGregor's Arctic Journey Wed 18 l‘eb, 7.45pm. £6 (£3). (‘unrlx'rnauld 'l‘heatre. Kildrum. ' ('umlwrnauld. (11236 732837. Writer. musician and broadcaster McGregor grses one oi his popular illustrated talks about the Arctic ('rrcle.