Up town? Talk to Rankin at James Thin Edinburgh, the University of Edinburgh and Ramshorn Theatre Glasgow
Fifth Column: Writer's Workshops Central Library. George IV Bridge. 225 5584. 6—8pm. Free. For further details call 225 5584 or pick up an enrolment form from any Edinburgh public library. Ron Butlin leads this poetry workshop. Also on 11. 18 & 25 Mar.
Sandra Brown Waterstone‘s. 13—14 Princes Street. 556 3034. 7pm. The author talks about her book Where There Is Evil (Macmillan £4.99).
Simon Callow James Thin. 53—59 South Bridge. 622 8222. 7pm. Actor Simon Callow reads frotn his book Love Is Where It Falls (Nick Hem Books £14.99). the story of his love affair with legendary agent Peggy Ramsay.
Nick Arnold John Smith. 57 St Vincent Street. 221 7472. 1.30pm. Arnold demonstrates and discusses topics from his new book Vicious Veg (Scholastic £3.99).
Simon Callow Glasgow Film Theatre. Cafe Cosmo. 12 Rose Street. 332 8128. 6.30pm. £2.50. See Thu 4.
Bernard Cornwell Waterstone‘s. 128 Princes Street. 226 2666. 7pm. Free. The author of the highly successful Sharpe series reads from his new novel Sharpe 's Fortress (HarperCollins £ 16.99).
Emma Restall Orr City Cafe. 19 Blair Street. 2200125. 7.30pm. Free tickets from Waterstone's. Pagan Druid priestess Emma Restall ()rr is Joint Chief of the British Druid ()rder which having shaken off the veil of secrecy surrounding it in the past is openly celebrated in this reading frotn her new book Spirit Of The Sacred Grove (HarperCollins £9.99).
Stevie Palmer The West [ind Hotel. Palmerston Place. 225 3656. 7.30pm. £1.50 (£1). Lyricist and musician Stevie Palmer will be performing his work. followed by open floor spots and live
Fifth Column: Writer's Workshops Wester Ilailes Library. 1 Westside Plaza. 442 1220. 10am—noon. Free. See Thu 4 for ticket details. Joy Hendry leads this poetry workshop. Also on 13. 20 & 27 Mar.
Fifth Column: Writer‘s Workshops Leith Library. 28—30 Ferry Road. 529 5517. 10am—noon. Free. See Thu 4 for ticket details. Poetry workshop with Valerie Gillies. Also on 13. 20 & 27 Mar.
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David R. Ross W.H. Smith. The Almondvale Centre. 01506 441 I99. Noon. Ross talks about his new book On The Trail (IfWilliam Wallace (Luath Press £7.99).
Jeremy lsaacs Western Infirmary Lecture Theatre. University ()f Glasgow. off University Place. 339 1463. 6.30pm. £5 (£2.50); students free. Tickets from BBC Iiducation on 08700 100678. Student tickets from John Smith & Son Bookshop. University Of Glasgow. 339 1463. Jeremy lsaacs signs copies of Cold War (Bantam £25) and takes part in a discussion chaired by John Milne about the current BBC TV series.
Speakeasy Waterstonc's. 153—157 Sauchiehall Street. 332 9105. 7.30pm. Free. To mark International Women‘s Day. Janet Paisley hosts a programme of short readings and comment in support of women writers imprisoned for their work. Scottish writers. poets. playwrights and novelists attend including Janice Galloway and Nicola McCartney. A session of open floor spots follows the readings.
Ian Rankin James Thin. George Street. 225 4495. 7pm. Free. Crime writer Ian Rankin reads frotn the latest Inspector Rebus series Dead Souls (Orion £16.99).
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Ian Rankin Ratnshorn Theatre. 98 Ingram Street. 287 551 1. l—2pm. See Mon 8.
Sandra Brown Borders Books. 283 Buchanan Street. 222 7700. 7pm. Free. See Thu 4.
Sauchiehall Street Reading Group Waterstone's. 153—157 Sauchiehall Street. Further details from Tessa Bowler on ()141 332 9105. 7.30pm. Free. The group will be discussing Gabriel Garcia Marquez‘s Love [it The Time Of Cholera.
Kathleen Jamie The Pleasance Cabaret Bar. 60 The Pleasance. 650 2349. Further details from Edinburgh Review. 651 1415. 1.15pm. The award-winning poet and author of The Queen ()fSheba and The (Jo/den P’alt' reads from her most recent work. Part of the I ()()th Edition of tire Edirtburgh Review celebrations. Francine Stock Waterstone’s. George Street. 225 3436. 7pm. Free. Broadcaster and journalist Francine Stock‘s first novel A Foreign Country (Chatto & Windus £14.99) is a story of wartime atrocities. Stock reads from her book and discusses how the tnedia can manipulate a story to suit its own agenda.
David R. Ross Waterstone's. 153— 157 Sauchiehall Street. 332 9105. 7pm. Sec Sat 6.
Peter Taylor Waterstone‘s. 153—157 Sauchiehall Street. 3329105. 7pm. £2 (£1) ticket redeemable against the price of the book. Author of the best-selling book I’rovos. Peter Taylor discusses his new work loyalists (Bloomsbury £16.99) which accompanies the BBC TV series that promises to lift the lid on the Loyalist movement. its aims and personalities.
Laurence Gardner Waterstone‘s. 13- I4 Princes Street. 556 3034. 7pm. Free. Gardner reads from his latest book (iertesis ()fThe Grail Kings ('I'ransworld £16.99).
Natalie Angier Waterstone‘s. I28 Princes Street. 226 2666. 7pm. Free. Angicr gives a scientific understanding of the female form in this discussion of Woman -- A Celebration ()fT/te Female Body (Little. Brown £17.99).
Michio Kaku Western Infirmary Lecture Theatre. University ()f Glasgow. off University Place. 339 1463. 7pm. Free. Kaku reads from his popular book Visions (Oxford University Press £9.99).
Better Crack Club Sloan's. The Argyll Room. Argyll Arcade. 8pm. £2. For further details call 01506 847935. Michael Kerins and Iiwan McVicar spin the yarns at this regular storytelling club.
John Burnside The Pleasance Cabaret Bar. 60 The Pleasance. 650 2349. Further details from Iidinburgh Review. 651 1415. 1.15pm. Burnside. poet and novelist and attthor of The Dumb House and .S'wimrning In The Flood reads from his work. Part ofthe 100th Edition ofthe Edirtburglt Review celebrations.
Scotland On Screen ()ld College. Law Lecture Theatre. University of Iidinburgh. South Bridge. Further details from Iidinburgh Review. 651 1415. 5.15pm. This panel discussion features Ian Rankin discussing the filming of his Inspector Rebus series. lsla Dewar talks about writing the screenplay for her own novel ll'irrnen Talking Dirty. plus Gerda Stevenson. actress and Tartan Shorts director and Barbara MacKissack. head of drama at BBC Scotland. Part of the [00th Edition of the Edinburgh Review celebrations.
Peter Taylor Waterstone's. I28 Princes Street. 226 2666. 7pm. Free. See Wed 10. Tim Wallace Murphy and Marilyn Hopkins James Thin. 53—59 South Bridge. 622 8222. 7pm. Free. Wallace Murphy and Ilopkins discuss their new book Roslin: Guardian ()fT/te Secrets ()_/~ The Holy (irail (Iilement £9.99) which examines the mystery surrounding Roslin Chapel. its connections with the Knights Templar and the treasure supposedly buried beneath its ﬂoor.
Ludovic Kennedy Waterstone's. 153—157 Sauchiehall Street. 332 9105. 2pm. Free. Bring your favourite titles to be signed by author Ludovic Kennedy.
Edwin Morgan The Pleasance Cabaret Bar. 60 The Pleasance. 650 2349. Further details from Iidinburgh Review. 651 1415. 1.15pm. The award-winning poet talks about his work and reads from his recent collection of poems l’irtual And Other Realities. Part of the 100th Edition ofthe Edinburglt Review celebrations. Writing And Politics ()Id College. Law Lecture Theatre. L'niversity of lidinburgh. South Bridge. Further details from Iidinburgh Review. 651 1415. 5.15pm. Professor David McCrone chairs a panel discussion with speakers Allan Massie. former editor of the Edinburgh Review. Gordon Legge. author of In Between Talking About The Football and Near Neighbours and Iillen Galford. author of Queendom Come and The I)yke And The l)ybbuk. Part of the [00th Edition of tlte Edinburgh Review celebratiorts.
Scottish Fiction Discussion Group Borders Books. 283 Buchanan Street. 222 7700. 1 1.30am. Free. The group discuss Janice Galloway‘s most recent short story collection Where You Find 1!.
Monica Lewinsky Borders Books. 283 Buchanan Street. 222 7700. 12.30 2pm. The woman for whom the phrase ‘go down in history" was invented for. signs copies of her autobiography written by Andrew Morton Monica 's Story (Michael 0' Mara £16.99).
Edwina Currie Waterstone's. George Street. 225 3436. 7.30pm. Free. The fortner Health Minister talks about her latest novel The Atnlmssador' (Little. Brown £ 16.99).
Edwina Currie Royal Concert Hall. 2 Sauchiehall Street. 287 551 1. 1pm.
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Julian Cope The Arches. 30 Midland Street. 221 4001. 7pm. £8.50. The ex- Teardrop lixplode talks about his guide to Megalithic Britain following an eight- year exploration. The result is The Modern Antiquarian (IIarperCoIlins £25) detailing over 300 of the best sites.
Ali Smith Waterstone‘s. 13—14 Princes Street. 556 3034. 7pm. Free. Novelist and short story writer Ali Smith achieved great acclaim for her first collection of stories Free Love in 1995 and published her first novel Like two years ago. Tonight she reads from her new collection Other Stories Arid Other Stories (Granta £9.99). See feature. page 20.
Charlie Higson Waterstone‘s. 153-157 Sauchiehall Street. 332 9105. 7pm. Free. Fast Show star Charlie I-ligson reads from his novel Happy Now (Abacus £6.99) and talks about his career to date.
Essential Eighties Pop Quiz City Cafe. 19 Blair Street. 220 0125. 7.30pm. Free. Tickets available from Waterstone's. Questions covering a spectrum of musical classifications from Thea Newcomb's Essential Eighties Pop Quiz (TNI’ £5.99) will be thrown at a willing audience by the American author. Iinter as a team (up to eight) or on your own.
Jim C. Wilson and Jenny Daiches Society Rooms. Methodist Halls. Nicolson Square. 662 0417. 7.30pm. £4 (£3). Scottish poets Jim C. Wilson and Jenny Daiches in a celebration of their poetry.
St Patrick's Day Literary Night The ()uthousc. 12a Broughton Street Lane. 478 7434. 9pm. Free. Local and national writers read frotn Samuel Beckett. Sean ()‘Casey. J. P. Donlcavy and others in a celebration of the rich literary traditional of the limerald Isle with music and videos by The Pogttes. Sinead O'Connor and Van Morrison.
Classics Discussion Group Borders Books. 283 Buchanan Street. 222 7700. 6.30pm. Free. Focusing on Iimile Zola's Therese Raquin.
Brid Hetherington James Thin. 53—59 South Bridge. 622 8222. 7pm. The Dunfermlinc author reads frotn her new book Under The Shadow: Letters ()flxrvc And War I9Ilr I9I7 (Cualann Press). Charlie Higson \‘y’aterstone's. 128 Princes Street. 226 2666. 7pm. Free. (‘ANCFLLFD
Eileen Drewery Assembly Rooms. 54 George Street. 220 4349. 7.30pm. £3 (£1.50). Faith healer Iiileen Drewery has been much in the press recently because of her association with Glenn IIoddle and the Iingland football team. Her new book Why Me." My Life As A Faith Healer (Ileadline £14.99) is her account of the first manifestations of her powers and how she has since used them to help countless people. Whether you‘re a cynic or a believer this should be a thought- pt'ovoking evening.