New Voices From Renfrewshire Paisley Arts Centre. New Street. 887 1010. 7.30pm. Free. Writers‘ groups from around Paisley and Johnstone take part in an eclectic evening of readings and performance. Part of Paisley Book Festival.
At The Pynt O The Pick Kirkcaldy Public Library. War Memorial Grounds. ()1592 260707. 7.30—9.30pm. John Law gives an illustrated presentation on the poetry of his father. T.S. Law. as part of the launch ofa Scotsoun cassette pack of unpublished poems. with readings from Bob Calder. lrene Evans. Andrew Law and George Philp.
Children's Authors Gilmorehill Centre. 9 University Avenue. 287 5511. 3.30pm. Free. See Tue 15.
Libby Purves and Antonia Swinson Borders Books. 283 Buchanan Street. 7700. 7pm. Free. The authors read from their work and discuss issues of writing as a
Kathryn Heyman Waterstone‘s. 153—157 Sauchiehall Street. 332 9105. 7pm. Free. Heyman‘s first novel The Breaking was shortlisted for the 1997 Stakis Prize for Scottish Writer of the Year. Here. she reads from her new novel Keep Your Hands On The Wheel (Phoenix House £16.99) which tells of a dysfunctional Australian family.
Crime Night Waterstone's. 13—14 Princes Street. 556 3034. 7pm. Free. A trio of crime writers get together to read from their work. Paul Johnstone’s The Bone Yard (NEL £5.99) is a tale of murder in the chilling state-run Edinburgh of 2021. Nicholas Blincoe‘s Manchester Slingback (Pan £5.99) and Acid Casuals (Serpents Tail £5.99) is set in Manchester's clubland and John Connolly's Every Dead Thing (Hodder
£10). follows Charlie ‘Bird' Parker. a NYPD detective hot on the trial of a serial killer.
Children's Book Festival Various venues. 887 1010. See Mon 14.
Candia McWilliam, Janice Galloway and Ajay Close Paisley Arts Centre. New Street. 887 1010. 7.30pm. £3 (£1.50). Readings from three strong female voices in Scottish literature. Part of Paisley Book Festival.
Children’s Authors Gilmorehill Centre. 9 University Avenue. 287 5511. 3.30pm. Free. See Tue 15.
Dr Hugh Dauncey and Dr Geoff Hare lnstitut Francais d'Ecosse. 13 Randolph Crescent. 225 5366. 5.30pm. The editors of France And The 1998 World Cup — The National Impact Of A World Sporting Event give an illustrated talk on the effects of hosting such a major event.
Yanomani Indians - Public Meeting And Book Launch Thomas Morton Hall. Ferry Road. 554 1408. 7.30pm. Free but donations welcome. For further information call Survival For Tribal Peoples 0171 242 1442. To raise awareness of their plight. the Yanomami Indians from the Amazon rainforest visit Britain to launch the book Murder In The Rainforest. which tells the story of the massacre of the sixteen Yanomami by goldminers in 1993. Renfrewshire
Children's Book Festival Various venues. 887 1010. See Mon 14.
Survivors' Poetry Scotland The Tryst. 30 Cranworth Street Hillhead. 339 1588. 2—4.30pm. Free (donations welcome). Ewan McVicar hosts a workshop entitled ‘Stories As Building Blocks.‘
Iain M Banks reads and signs with Ken MacLeod at Crawford Arts Centre, St Andrews on Fri 11; W. H. Smith 8: Forbidden Planet. Edinburgh and Waterstone's,
Survivor’s Poetry Scotland The Tryst. 30 Cranworth Street Hillhead. 339 1588. 7.30pm. Free (donations welcome). Ewan McVicar is the MC at this ‘Sharing Stories. Songs and Poems‘ evening. featuring presentations from people who attended the workshop earlier on in the day.
Children’s Book Festival Various venues. 887 1010. See Mon 14.
Crime Day Paisley Arts Centre. New Street. 887 1010. 1.30pm. £3 (£1.50). Spend an afternoon in the company of top Scottish crime novelists Val McDermid. Christopher Brookmyre and Denise Mina. Ajoint ticket for this event and ‘Exploring Evil' is available for £5 (£2). Part of Paislev Book Festival.
Exploring Evil Paisley Arts Centre. New Street. 887 1010. 7.30pm. £3 (£1.50). Brian Morton. of BBC Radio Scotland‘s The Brian Morton Show. chairs a discussion featuring Cleveland child abuse case expert Beatrix Campbell and Gordon Bum. author of books on the Yorkshire Ripper and Fred West. Ajoint ticket for this event and ‘Crime Day' is available for £5 (£2). Part of Paisley Book Festival.
Liz Lochhead and Michael Marra Cottier Theatre. 93 Hyndland Street. 357 3868. 8pm. £1 1. Poet and playwright extraordinaire Lochhead provides the words while Marra tinkles the ivories in his own inimitable style at this warm and witty evening. entitled ‘ln Flagrant Deilicht‘.
Robert Knox Borders Books. 283 Buchanan Street. 222 7700. 8pm. Free. Performance poet. Robert Knox hosts this regular poetry evening giving writers and perfprmers the opportunity to share their
Renfrewshi'e Children's Book Festival Various venues. 887 1010. See Mon 14.
Liz Lochhead and Michael Marra Cottier Theatre. 93 Hyndland Street. 357 3868.
Stirling on Sat 12.
; 8pm. £11. See Sun 20. f The Monday Rhymes Brel. 39—43 Ashton Lane. 342 4966. 9pm. Free. Viv Gee hosts
this performance poetry evening with Sandy Nelson. Jim Craig. Calum Beaton and Martin Campbell.
1 Children's Book Festival Various venues. 887 1010. See Mon 14.
Alyce Faye Cleese Waterstone‘s. 153—157 Sauchiehall Street. 332 9105. 7pm. £2 (£1). Alyce Faye Cleese discusses the thinking behind her book. co written by Brian Bates How To Manage Your Mother (Metro Publishing £17.99).
Neil Gaiman Cafe 1812. 29 Waterloo Place. 556 5766. 7pm. Free. Tickets from Waterstone‘s. 13/14 Princes Street. 556 3034. Gaiman discusses his third novel Stardust (Headline £16.99) about a young man who wishes to gain his heart‘s desire.
Renfrewshire Children's Book Festival Various venues. 887 1010. See Mon 14.
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Richard Maxwell Borders Books. 283 Buchanan Street. 222 7700. 1pm. Free. This real life horse whisperer talks about some of the skills which have made him such a
I celebratedfi yure in the animal world. Science Fiction/Fantasy Discussion Group Borders Books. 283 Buchanan
Street. 222 7700. 7.30pm. Free. The Sparrow by Mary Doria Russell is the book under discussion.
Reading Group Waterstone‘s. 153—157 Sauchiehall Street. For further details contact Tessa Bowler on 0141 332 9105. 7.30pm. Free. The group discuss Knots And Crosses by Ian Rankin and Birth Marks by Sarah Dunant.
Daniel Liebowitz Waterstone‘s. 128 Princes Street. 226 2666. 7pm. Free.
Californian doctor Daniel Liebowitz‘s fascmating biography The Physician And
The Slave Trade (W.H. Freeman £17.95) looks at the life of John Kirk. who explored Africa with David Livingstone. A gifted
naturalist. he discovered new species of
wildlife and plants. but his main passion was to put an end to the African slave
' Children's Book Festival Various venues.
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887 1010. See Mon 14.
In Conversation With Ken Russell Glasgow Film Theatre. Cafe Cosmo. 12 Rose Street. 332 8128. 6pm. £4 (£3). CANCELLED
Ann Harries John Smith. 57 St Vincent Street. 221 7472. 7pm. The author signs copies of her latest book Manly Pursuits (Bloomsbu '£15.99).
Visions 8t istas Main Reception. BBC Scotland. Queen Margaret Drive. 945 3207. 7.15pm. £5 in advance — booking essential.
A performance of poetry written or chosen
by West End writers with a backdrop of music and paintings. Part of the West End Festival.
TUESDAY 22 :
Daniel Liebowitz James Thin. 53—59 South Bridge. 622 8222. 7pm. Free from branch. See Wed 23.
Wi Allan An Wi Gilbertfield Canon‘s Gait. 232 Canongate. 5564481. 7.30pm. £2. The Merchants O Renoun present a dramatic reading of the lively verse letters exchanged between William Hamilton ofGilbertfteld (1665—1751) and Allan Ramsay (1685—1758).
; Joanna Blythsman Waterstone‘s. George Street. 225 3436. 7.30pm. Free. The author
talks about her new book The Food Our Children Eat: How To Get C ltildren To Like Good Food (Forth Estate £9.99).
David R. Ross Smith Art Gallery and
f Museum. Dumbarton Road. 01786 471917.
1230—] . 10pm. £3.50. The popular historian and author of On The Trail 0fRol2ert The Bruce (Luath Press £7.99) talks about Scotland‘s great hero-king.
Meet best—selling crime writer
who will be signing copies Of his latest paperback
W/earz'ng Purple on Saturday 12th June, from 12 — 1pm at
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