' FRIDAY 24 Glasgow

Nibbles - Writers' Resource Book Borders Books, 283 Buchanan Street, 222 7700. 6.30 m. Free. Editors Larry

Butler, Anne ay and Janet Paisley . launch a new resource book for writers tn Scofland.

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TalkingA out Readin Napier University, Craighouse oad, 455 6150. 5—7pm..A two day conference focusmg on reading.


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TalkingA out Readin Napier Universit ,Craighouse oad, 455 6150. 8.45am— pm. See Fri 24.



Performance Poets Borders Books, 283 Buchanan Street, 222 7700. 8pm. Robert Knox hosts this open event.


Shore Poets Canon’s Gait, 232 Canongatc, 556 4481. 8 m. £1 (Free . Valerie Thornton, A.M. ‘orster and im Glen read their respective work, with music from Christine Kydd.

Gla ow Ibiza Ex osed The Arches, 30 Midland Street, 2 l 4001. 8.30 m. £4 (£2). Tickets also available from Di Ions on 0141 248 4814. Ben Turner, editor of Mitzi/r magazine, talks about his book Ibiza! Inspired Images From The Island Of Dance (Edbury Press £14.99), Colin Butts reads from his fictional exploration of Ibiza holida reps Is Her '01: The Boat? (Tuesday ornin Publis ing £8.99) and ex-music 'ourno ohn Robb poses the uestion ‘he Nineties: What The F=k Was 11 That/thou! ?(Edbury Press £9.99). Part of Funct ‘99. See Feature, page 22.


Dermot Heal Waterstone’s, 128 Princes Street 226 26 6. 7pm. Free. Healy reads from ridden Times (Harvill £10.99), a psychological thriller.


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Readin Group Waterstone’s, 153-157 Sauchie all Street. For more details contact Tessa Bowler on 332 9105. 7.30pm. The roup discuss Stephen King’s The S iining.


Ibiza Ex osed Eden. Picardy Place, 478 7434. 7. 0 m. £3 (£2). See Mon 27 (Ben Turner wil not be appearing at the Edinburgh event).



Science Fiction/Fantas Discussion Group Borders Books, 83 Buchanan Street, 222 7700. 7.30 m. TheFroup discuss Jules Verne’s wenty T iousand Leagues Under The Sea.


Glasgow Jim Crace Waterstone’s 153—157 Sauchiehall Street, 332_ 9105. 7pm. £1 8icket redeemable against price of book). race reads from Being Dead (Viking £16.99), a tale of death, love and sex. See review. Chris Dolan Borders Books, 283 Buchanan Street, 222 7700. 7pm. Award- winnin writer Dolan anda varietv of gueskt cottish writers read from their WOT .


Clarissa Dickson Wri ht James Thin, 53—59 South Brid e, 2 8222. 7pm. Free but ticketed. celebrity cook signs co ies of her new book Hieland Foodie MS £14.99), a culinary Journey through Scotland’s past.


Glasgow Billy Childish CCA at McLellan Galleries, 270 Sauchiehall Street, 332 7521. 7pm. £4 £2). Artist, poet and musician Billy hildish reads from his most recent antholo y of poetr i ’d rather you lied, with a ew songs i rown in for good measure.


A Wee Nip In Your Ear Harbour Arts Centre 114—116 Harbour Street, 01294 27405 . 7.45—8pm. Free. The Arts Centre’s writers group share their work.



Canongate Prize Ni ht The Arches 30 Midlan Street, .221 1. 8.30pm. £32 (£1). The inaugtliral night of the Canongate Prize for New rttin sees twenty winners receive their £1 FuncT ’99.


Colin Dexter Festival Theatre, 13—29 Nicolson Street, 529 6000. 1pm. £3. Dexter reads from and sitggis copies of his last ever InspectorMorse k.

Max Milli an Waterstone’s, 128 Princes Street, 22 _2666. 7pm. Free. Photographer Milligan gives a ta and slide show featurin stills from his book Circles Of Stone ( arvill £30).


Glasgow Colin Dexter Royal Concert Hall, 2 Sauchiehall Street, 287 5511. 1pm. £3.50 £3 in advance . See Mon 4. teve Jones aterstone’s 153—157 Sauchiehall Street, 332 91 5. 7pm. £1. Jones’ popular science books already feature on the best-seller lists for their accessible and humorous presentation of u -to-date research.AlmostLikeA Whale bransworld £20) is his re-write of arwm’s The Origin Of The Species.



Colin Dexter Borders Books, 283 ‘Buchanan Street, 222 7700. 1pm. See Mon

The Scottish Nation: 1700-2000 Roval Concert Hall, 2 Sauchiehall Street, 287 5511. 7pm. Free. Scottish historian, Prof Tom Devine, chairs a debate on his book The Scottish Nation: 1700-2000 (Allen Lane £25 ._

William ibson Waterstone’s, 153-157 Sauchiehall Street, 332 9105. 7pm. £1. Gibson reads from the final part of his sci- fi trilo y All Tomorrow’s Parties (Viking £16.95 set in San Francisco. See review.

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Stanza '99 - Scottish Assembl Crawford Arts Centre 93 North treet, 01334 474610. 8pm. 6 (£3). Robert Crawford, Tracey Herd and Christo her Wh te, three poets of national stan ing, rea from their latest works.



Survivor's Poetry Scotland Gallegy of Modern Art, Queen Street, 229 199 . 9am-6pm. Free. Publicly performed poems ins ired by the Modern Art Gallery’s

col ection. Partpf National .Poetry Day. How To Stop Time - HeroinFrom A-Z Waterstone’s, 153—157 Sauchiehall Street, 332.9105. 7pm. £1 (ticket redeemable against price of boo ). Ann Marlowe’s. autobio raphv chroniclin her upbringing in subur an New Jersey, er years as a Harvard student, management consultant and rock journalist through to her first experiments with heroin ending in addiction and total immersion in the world of drugs.


National Poetry Day Scottish Poetry Library, 5 Crichton’s Close, Canongate, 2.30pm. The Scottish Poetry Library mark National Poetry Day with a promenade poetr reading. 0

he cottish Nation: 1700—2000 Assembl Rooms, 54 Geor e Street, 220 4349. 7. 0pm; £4 £2). See ed 6. Buildin In Light etherbow Arts Centre, 43—45 i h Street 556 9579/2647. 7.30pm. 4 £2.50? An evening ofgoetry with some 0 Scot and’s leading an fimerging poets. Part of National Poetry


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O O boob-WWW? ngh lights 7pm Thurs Chris Dolan Introduces new Scottish

30 Sept writers as they read from their work. 1pm Wed Colin Dexter signs copies of the last 6 Oct ever Inspector Morse novel, The Remorse/ill Day. 2pm Sat Stuart Scott signs copies of his new 9 Oct history of the WWII No. 105 Mosquito Squadron. 7pm Tiles Best-selling author Marian Keyes 12 Oct signs copies of her new novel Last Chance Saloon. 7pm Thurs Join wine writer and broadcaster 14 Oct Jancis Robinson and taste wine with the master! 7pm Mon General Sir Michael Rose tells 18 Oct the inside story of one of the toughest challenges of his career, as Commander of the UN Protection Force in Bosnia in 1994. 7pm Wed Launch of 1999’s New Writing Scotland 20 Oct which includes contributions from Angus Calder, David Cunningham, Hamish Whyte and Valerie Thornton. 7pm Thurs Launch of Dean the Watter by 21 Oct Robert Jeffrey and Ian Watson.

A unique collection of photographs from the archives of The Herald. A nostalgic look at the way we used to live, as well as a fascinating journey around the seaside towns of the Clyde.

Plus National Poetry Day (7th Oct), Neal Stephenson, Glasgay! Titania the White Witch, discussion groups,

children’s events, live music and much, much more . . .

For more information 98 Buchanan Street,

Glasgow G1 3BA 0141 222 7700

8am to 11pm Monday to Saturday, 11am to 10pm Sunday

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