Robyn Marsack Glasgow Family Support Group. West Street Centre. 123 West Street. 357 6838. 12.30—230pm. Free. An insight into getting poetry published from the new director of the Scottish Poetry Library.

Kelsang Tharcin Waterstone's. 153—157 Sauchiehall Street. 332 9105. 7pm. Free. Buddhist monk and Gyatso meditation master gives a meditation masterclass.


Germaine Greer Festival Theatre. 13—29 Nicolson Street. 529 6000. 7pm. £2.50 tickets from James Thin South Bridge. Celebrated thinker. writer and feminist Greer launches the paperback edition of her best-selling book The Whole Woman (Anchor Books £7.99). Known for her imperative speaking style and often controversial views. this should be a stimulating evening.



Howard Marks The Garage. 490 Sauchiehall Street. 332 l 120. 7.30pm. £10. The infamous drug dealer turned political agitator treats us to a night of ‘stand-up‘ of the most cutting variety. See preview.


Pocketbooks Fruitmarket Gallery. 45 Market Street. 225 2383. 7.30pm. Free. Pocketbooks launch their first trio of poetry collections; Atoms ()fl)(’[lgllf. Love For Love and ll'illtout Day with performances by Elspeth Murray and Koombayah.



Howard Marks The Liquid Room. 9c Victoria Street. 225 2564. 7pm. £10. See


Storytelling In The Turkish baths Portobello Swim Centre. 57 Promenade. 669 6888. 1—3pm. £2.50. Portobello's renovated Victorian Turkish baths are the unusual venue fora storytelling session in which there will also be open floor spots.



Karen Ralls MacLeod James Thin. George Street. 225 4495. 6.30pm. Free. The launch of Music And The Celtic ()t/tenvorld (Iidinburgh L'niversity Press £14.99) with traditional Scottish and Irish tunes played by Barnaby Brown.



Writerfest Ramshorn Theatre. 98 Ingram Street. 287 5511. 1-2pm. Free. Edwin Morgan is today's reader in a series of events organised by Strathclyde L'niversity's Centre for Scottish Cultural Studies.

Allan Foster Borders Books. 283 Buchanan Street. 222 7700. 7pm. Free. An opportunity to quiz. the author of The Movie 'l‘mvel/er (Polygon £14.99). a must for all movie fans. Ilis book has as much film trivia as you're likely to find stuffed between any covers.

Glasgow Franzeska G. Ewart Survivors' Poetry Scotland. 30 ('ranworth Street. 357 6838.

Edwin Morgan exercises his poetic licence at Ramshorn Theatre, Glasgow, Tue 21 Mar

106 THE llST 16—30 Mar 2000

Germaine Greer shows she's all woman at the Festival Theatre, Edinburgh, Thu 16 Mar

Wain—noon. Free. This workshop involves the use of shadow theatre to facilitate self-expression. Short poems are performed by creating shadow images and experimenting with coloured filters.


Lady Claire Macdonald Festival Theatre. 13-729 Nicolson Street. 529 6000. 1pm. £3. Top cookery writer Macdonald delivers an entertaining talk on fresh Scottish produce and what to do with it.

Poetry Reading Italian Cultural Institute. 82 .\'icolson Street. 668 2232. 6pm. Free. Poets (iilberto lsella. Fabio I’usterla and Dubravco Ptisek read from their work.


Christopher Brookmyre Paisley (‘entral Library. Iliin Street. 887 3672. 7pm. Free. The celebrated thriller w ritcr reads from and talks about his work.


Andrew O'Hagan \y'aterstone‘s. (ieorgc Street. 225 3436. 7pm. Free. ()‘Ilagan reads front his first novel ()ur I'ilI/lt'rs (Faber £6.99).

Hamish Henderson: Collected Poems and Songs Nether-how Arts Centre.

43 —45 High Street. 556 9579/2647. 7pm. Free. A book launch for the celebrated champion of (iaelic culture.



Franzeska G. Ewart Survivors‘ Poetry Scotland. 30 (‘ranworth Street. 357 6838. 10am-- noon. Free. See Wed 22.



Cabaret In The Cafe Borders Books. 283 Buchanan Street. 222 7700. 8pm. Free. Robert Knox hosts a unique ntix of music. performance poetry. spoken word and stand-up comedy.

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Shore Poets (‘anon‘s (iait. 232 (‘anongate 556 4481. 8pm. £1 (concs free). Readings from Kev in .\lac.\'iel and Lesley l‘lttt‘l'lstiti with music from Ian (‘arleton and Bob .\Iacl.arcn.


Reading Writing Dundee ('ontetnporary :\t‘ls. 152 \etliergate. 01382 432000.

2 4.30pm. Free. Kathleen Jamie. .-\lan Spence and Bill Duncan read from and (llsc‘tlss tllc‘lt‘ \sot‘ls.



Kelsang Tharcin Borders Books. 283 Buchanan Street. 222 7700. 7pm. Free. See Thu 16.

Monday Performance Evenings Survivors' Poetry Scotland. 30 (‘ranworth Street. 357 6838. 7.3()—9.30pm. Free. Bring along a poem or simply sit and listen to others read from their work. Franzeska G. Ewart Surv ivors‘ Poetry Scotland. 30 (‘ranworth Street. 357 6838. 7.30~9..‘~0pm. Free. See Wed 22. Waterstone's/GF‘I’ Film Quiz Glasgow Film Theatre. 12 Rose Street. 332 8128. 8.45pm. £1. Mega-popular quil. ~ as ever. enter as a team of no more than four people and book early to avoid disappointment.


Tim Judah Waterstone's. 128 Princes Street. 226 2666. 7pm. Free. Ten years' frontline experience as a journalist in Belgrade and expert on the Kosovo conflict. Judah’s new book Kosovo War And Revenge (Yale £12.95) is the first intelligent and detailed account of the poisonous ethnic struggle between the Serbs and Albanians and the .\'.'\'I‘() intervention which caused the last Iiuropean war of the 2()th century.



Benefit Night For Kosovo Waterstone's. 1537—157 Sauchiehall Street. 332 9105. 7pm. Free. Benefit night for ('onnect Humanitarian Agency with ('olin MacKay and Tim Judah.


Witchery Tour The Witchery by the Castle. (’astlehill. Royal Mile. 225 5613. 6.30pm. £5. .-\ tour of the city followed by reception at Waterstone's. Iiast Iind branch ( l3- l4 Princes Street) to hear spooky tales and bewitching legends on the anniversary of the execution of Adam l.yal.



Niall Benvie Beyond Words Bookshop. 42-144 (‘ockburn Street. 2266636. 7pm. £2 (redeemable against the price of book). Leading wildlife and nature photographer .\'ial| Benv ie gives a talk and slide show to launch The .411 Of Nature I’liolo‘e/‘up/iv (David ck (‘ltarlcs

£ 19.99).

Jason Flores-Williams & Toni Davidson The Sable (iallery. 29b 1)undas Street. 467 3937. 7.30pm. Free. .-\nti Section 28 event with readings by Jason Flores-Williams. author of The lost Shim! ()I'JII‘ America and Toni Davidson. author of Star ('ullim'.