No easy ride for modern gender relationships as Germaine Greer reads at the
Queen's Hall, Edinburgh, Wed 24 Mar & Glasgow's Royal Concert Hall, Thu 25 Mar
Andrew O'Hagan John Smith. 252 Byres Road. 334 2769. 7pm. Hagan reads from his first novel ()Ill' I'iII/lt'l‘x (Faber £16.99) vvhich traces the history of Scotland's post-vvar urban renevval programme.
Todd McEwan Waterstone‘s. 153 157 Sauchiehall Street. 332 9105. 7.30pm. Mclivvan lattnches his novel Ariiltmetie (Vintage £5.99).
Science Fiction/Fantasy Discussion Group Borders Books. 283 Buchanan Street. 222 7700. 7.30pm. This tnonthly tllSCUSSitlll group focus on Legend by David (iemmell.
Sidney Goodsir Smith Nether-how Arts Centre. 43 —45 High Street. 556 9579/2647. 7pm. £5 (£3.50). A poetry evening vvhere recordings of the poet's ovvn voice intervveave with readings and live music.
Peter Yeoman Edinburgh Castle. 225 9846. 7pm. £1 (redeemable against the book) from James Thin. 53 -59 South Bridge. 622 8222. Peter Yeoman discusses Pilgrimage In Medieval Seal/and (Batsford £15.99).
Germaine Greer Queen‘s Hall. Clerk Street. 667 7776. 7.30pm. £4 (£2). (ireer‘s provocative new book is a return to the subject of feminism. taking a challenging stance on the history of the movement and the role of vvonten in the future. She reads from The Whole ll’nman (Doubleday £16.99) in an evening that should provoke some heated debate. See revievv page 93.
Fred Dibnah Royal Concert Hall. 2 Sauchiehall Street. 287 5511. 1pm. £2.50- £3. The star of the avvard-vvinning 70s documentary on the art of the steeplejack talks about his new guide book to industrial relics. I’red Dilmalt 's Industrial Ages.
Brid Hetherington John Smith. (ilasgovv University Bookshop. lfniversity Avenue. 339 1463. 3.30pm. See Thu 18.
Contemporary Glasgow - The Architecture Of The Nineties Borders Books. 283 Buchanan Street. 222 7700. 7pm. Author Johnny Rodger launches his guide to (ilasgovv‘s changing cityscape. Germaine Greer Royal Concert Hall. 2 Sattchiehall Street. 287 551 1. 8pm. £4 (£3). Sec Wed 24.
Andrew O'Hagan \k'aterstone‘s. 13 - 14 Princes Street. 556 3034. 7pm. See Wed 24.
Iain Banks Borders Books. 283 Buchanan Street. 222 7700. 7pm. Iain Banks will be discussing his EMl Songbook vvhich is one of a series of ten
(‘1)s of cult authors‘ and illustrators'
favourite music. ()ther contributors to the series include Hunter S Thompson. Clive Barker. Ralph Steadtnan and (ierry Anderson.
The Guid Crack Club The Waverley. St Mary’s Street. Contact The Netherbovv on 556 9579 for further details. 7.30pm. £2.50 (by donation). Martin Watssman is the guest storyteller at this monthly gathering.
Sunday Rhymes Brel. 39 Ashton Lane. 342 4966. 3—5pm. Free. Viv (ice hosts this poetry afternoon with special guests and an open ﬂoor spot.
The Shore Poets Canon's (iait. 232 Canongate. 556 4481. 8pm. £1. An evening of poetry by WN. Herbert. Mark ()gle and Ilyse Kusnetl. vvith music from ()rain.
Another Book To Burn — The State Of Scotland \V’aterstone‘s. 153-157 Sauchiehall Street. 332 9105. 7.30pm. A selection of vvriters vvill read from this new book which examines the role of Nevv Labour in Scotland and the hopes. fears and desires of the artistic
community resident here.
Cold Night Lullaby Netherhow Arts Centre. 43 45 High Street. 556 9579/2647. 7.30pm. £4 (£3). Colin .‘Nlackay. vvho has experience as an aid vvorker in Bosnia. pays tribute to
' humanity in the face of suffering through
poetry. The event is a fundraiser for the work of Connect Humanitarian Agency in Kosovo.
Jayne Wilding and Ron Butlin Society Rooms. Methodist Halls. Nicolson Square. 7.30pm. Free. For further detatls phone 229 7252. Poetry reading organised by the Poetry Association of Scotland.
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VVATE RS'I‘ON E‘S
Authors at Waterstone’s
Arithmetic (Vintage £5.99)
QUEENS HALL £4/£2
The Whole Woman (Doubleday £16.99)
“its time to get angry again"
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83 George Street. Edinburgh
tel: 013i 225 3436
West End. 128 Princes Street. Edinbttrgh tel: 0131 226 2666
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