The Write Stuff Awards Waterstone's. 153—157 Sauchiehall Street. 332 9105. 7pm. An evening of prize-giving and celebration as a variety of Scottish colleges give out their Creative Writing Awards.
Penny Haywood John Stnith. 57 St Vincent Street. 221 7472. 6pm. The author chats about her latest book 011’ PR: The Small Business Guide To Free Publicity (Balsford £14.99).
Terry Houston John Smith. 57 St Vincent Street. 221 7472. 7pm. The author chats about and signs copies of his latest novel Wounded Stone ( Argyll Publishing £7.99).
Graham Hancock Glasgow Film Theatre. Cafe Costno. 12 Rose Street. 332 8128. 6.30pm. Hancock chats about his latest book The Mars .il/Ivsterv (Penguin £13.99). in which he discusses the real threat that our planet faces from asteroids.
Neil Sparkes and Saul Williams CCA. 350 Sauchiehall Street. 332 7521. 9.30pm. £6 (£3). Neil Sparks. ajazz- blues poet and vocalist with Transglobal Underground isjoined by Saul Williams. the New York Nuyorican Poet Cafe‘s 1996 Slam Champion for an evening of performance poetry. Part (gill/foil” Mouths.
The Guid Crack Club The Waverley Pub. St Mary's Street. 7.30pm. £2.50 (donation). The Scottish Storytelling Forum's monthly storytelling gathering with guest storyteller Martin Watssman.
The Sunday Rhymes Brel. 39 Ashton Lane. 342 4966. 3—5pm. Viv Gee hosts this popular afternoon session of poetry with special guests Ashley Storrie — an
1 l-year old poet. Polish poet Basia Palka. Martha Sills. Elspeth Dickie and music frotn lan Davison.
The Shore Poets Fruitmarket Gallery. 45 Market Street. 225 2383. 8pm. Poetry performances from Basil du Toit. Mark ()gle and Maureen lvlcNaughton. with music from Mae Shaw.
T. Coraghessan Boyle Waterstone‘s. 128 Princes Street. 226 2666. 7pm. The Manhattan-based author chats about his latest book Riven RUt'A‘ (Bloomsbury £16.99).
TUESDAY 2 Glasgow
Paul Charles Ramshorn Theatre. 98 Ingram Street. 287 5511. 7.3()pm.£4
: (£3). Aside from running an influential
music agency. Paul Charles is also a detective writer. In an informal evening of readings and chat. Charles talks about his recently published novel Last Boat 72) Camden Town (Do-Not £7). Part ofBig Big Country 98.
WEDNESDAY 3 Edinburgh
Bon Voyage . . . Craig Brown The Queen‘s Hall. Clerk Street. 667 7776. 7.30pm. £3.50 (£ I .50). Tickets from all
branches of Waterstone's. As Scotland prepare to face the mighty Brazilians in the World Cup. Scotland‘s manager Craig Brown shares his stories as told in his book Autobiography (Virgin £15.99). Joining him is Andrew McArthur who chats about his latest book Over The Top With The Tartan Army (Luath Press £7.99). Hosted by Scotland On Sundav‘s Graham Speirs.
THURSDAY 4 Edinburgh
Keith Jessop Waterstone‘s. 13-14 Princes Street. 556 3034. 7pm. In 1981. Keith Jessop recovered £44 million of gold bars from the wreck of HMS Edinburgh off the Scottish coast. Using slides. he tells his incredible story of Goldfimler (Simon and Schuster £15.99). Stanley Rodger Green and George Bruce James Thin. 53—59 South Bridge. 556 6743. 7pm. A poetry evening with Green reading from his book of poems Waiting For The Mechanic (SCottish Cultural Press £4.95) and Bruce reads from Perspective: Collective Poems
Poems 8. Pints The West End Hotel. Palmerston Place. 337 8277. 7.30pm. £1.50 (£1). For more details contact the Edinburgh Writers‘ Association 337 8277. An evening of poetry and music from Jason Anderson.
Paul Henke Waterstone‘s. 153—157 Sauchiehall Street. 332 9105. 3—5pm. Paul Henke signs copies of his book A Million Tears (Good Read Publishing £tbc). to celebrate the launch of this new Scottish publishers.
Anne McCaffrey Waterstone‘s. 153—157 Sauchiehall Street. 332 9105. 7pm. £2 (£1). The science fiction novelist reads from her book The Master Harper 0f Pern (Bantam £9.99) and Freedoms Challenge (Bantam £15.99).
Nigel Appleby Waterstone‘s. 13— 14 Princes Street. 556 3034. 7pm. An illustrated talk by the author of Hall ()1 The Gods (Heinemann £16.99). Whisky, Music And The Sea James Thin. 53—59 South Bridge. 556 6743. 7pm. The Scottish Bookcase‘s launch party with whisky. music from Blind Harry's band and readings of Scottish sea stories.
Kwame Dawes CCA. 350 Sauchiehall Street. 332 7521. 6.30pm. £2 (£1). One of the rising talents of the new generation of Caribbean writers. Kwame Dawes gives a lecture on reggae as an artform. African- American and Black-British literature. Part ()fMUlﬂl‘ Mouths.
Iain M. Banks and Ken MacLeod John Smith. Byres Road. 334 2769. 7pm. Iain M. Banks reads from his latest novel Inversions (Little. Brown £16.99) and Ken MacLeod chats about his book The Cassi/ti Division (Little. Brown £15.99). See review and Write Stuff.
Nigel Appleby Dillons. I74 Argyle Street. 248 4814. 6.45pm. See Mon 8.
Anne McCaffrey Waterstone‘s. 13-14 Princes Street. 556 3034. 7pm. See Mon 8.
WEDNESDAY 10 Glasgow
Kwame Dawes CCA. 350 Sauchiehall Street. 332 7521. 6.30pm. £10 (£5). Kwame Dawes leads a three-evening masterclass which explores form. structure and style in poetry. Part of
M olor Mouths.
Sauchiehall Street Reading Group Waterstone‘s. 153—157 Sauchiehall Street. 332 9105. 7.30pm. For more details contact Tessa Bowler on 332 9105. The group discuss Kurt Vonnegut's classic Slaughterhouse Five.
Valentina Harris Waterstone’s. 153—157 Sauchiehall Street. 332 9105. 12.30—2pm. A lunchtime cookery demonstration with celebrity chef. Valentina Harris who will be cooking up some of her recipes frotn her new book Risotto. Risotto (Cassell
William Ferguson ()ld College. Raeburn Room. University of Edinburgh. South Bridge. 6.30pm. The author talks about his book The Identity (If'.$‘t't)tti.\'li Nations (Polygon £14.95).
Kwame Dawes CCA. 350 Sauchiehall Street. 332 7521. 6.30pm. £1()(£5). See Wed 10.
Smirnoff Presents: Are You ExperiencedK‘ity Cafe. 19 Blair Street. 220 0125. 7.30pm. Tickets from Waterstone's. 13—14 Princes Street. 556 3034. The launch of relatively tmknown author William Sutcliffe. His new novel A re You lirperieiu'edf’ (Penguin £5.99). is
regarded by Waterstone‘s and Smirnoff as .
i E Science Fiction at Waterstone’s
will be reading and signing her new books
one of the funniest books you‘ll ever read.
the _ bookstop cafe
eat the muffin
i read the book
chew the cud
never has retail been so good for the soul
“FREEDOMS CHALLENGE" & “THE MASTER HARPER OF PERN" 1
l 4 teviot place, edinburgh E 0131 - 225 5293
opening times 10 - 8 mon - set 12 - 8 sun
I TRANSWORLD £15.99 HB & £9.99 PB
Tickets £2 /£1 conc. (redeemable against book purchase).
Signing copies of his latest novel “SHARDS OF A BROKEN CROWN" (Voyager £17.99)
COMING IN JULY... TAD WILLIAMS
153-157 Sauchiehall Street Glasgow
to reserve a signed copy
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