Niall Benvie lidinburgh College Of Art. Lauriston Place. 226 6636. 7pm. Talk and slide show to launch The Art Of Nature Photography (David & Charles £19.99) from a leading wildlife and nature photographer.

Jason Flores-Williams 8. Toni Davidson The Sable Gallery. 29b Dundas Street. 467 3937. 7.30pm. Free. Ami Section 28 event with readings by Jason Flores-Williams. author of The Last Stand ()ftlll'.’l"1(’l'l(‘(l and Toni Davidson. author of Sear Culture.



Poetry In The Palace Glasgow Botanic Gardens. 730 Great Western Road. 334 2422. 1—2pm. Free. (Kibble Palace). Bring along a poem. a song or just listen at this afternoon poetry session in the gardens.



Wanton Willie Cambuslang Institute. 37 Greenlees Road. 646 1738. 7.30pm. £3. Popular performance group the Merchants ()f Renoun perform the poetry of Lt William Hamilton with music from the choir of West Coats Primary School. For further information and tickets phone 0141 641 3530.



Alan Alford Waterstone’s. 153-157 Sauchiehall Street. 332 9105. 7pm. Free. A presentation by the author of When The

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James Kelman gives us love and disaffection at Paisley Central Library on

Gods Came [)mrn (Hodder & Stoughton £18.99) which focuses on the importance of meteorites in ancient civilisations and why they are the most sacred objects in the Western world.


Bear Grylls Waterstone's. 13-14 Princes Street. 556 3034. 6pm. Free. The youngest British person to have climbed to the top of Everest recounts his exploits with a slide show and readings from his book Facing Up (Macmillan £14.99).


Edinburgh Alan Alford Waterstone’s. 128 Princes Street. 226 2666. 7pm. Free. See Tue 4.



Beyond The Pale RSAMI). Int) Renfrew Street. 332 5057. 7pm. Free. An evening of readings from prominent new lrish authors from the Jonathan Cape stable. including Anne linright. Michael Longley. Matthew Sweeney and John Kelly.


Keith Laidler Waterstonc's. 13 14 Princes Street. 556 3034. (3.30pm. Free. Laidler's years of research into the Turin Shroud is detailed in his new book The Divine Deception (Headline £18.99). Hear him read from his book and describe the shroud's new significance in the light of the discovery that it was in fact created during the Middle Ages. Glenrothes

Killing Time Rothes Halls. Rothcs Square. 01592 611101. 7.30pm. £4 (£2.50). Ian Rankin and Val McDermid are the eminently suitable choices to launch Fife Council's crime-writing

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Michael Brunson proves that life is a long time in politics at the Royal

festival. Killing Time runs from Thu 6—Wed 26 Apr. with events taking place across the kingdom. Full programmes are available from any library.



Borders Quiz Borders Books. 283 Buchanan Street. 222 7700. 7pm. Monthly quiz to test your knowledge of music. film. ty and. of course. books. with great prizes. Enter in a team of up to four.


Too Good To Waste Launch Waterstone's. 13— 14 Princes Street. 556 3034. 2pm. Free. Tim Good To ll’usle is the millennium guide to recycling and reducing waste. launched by a local celebrity and with free copies up for grabs.



Michael Brunson Royal Concert Hall. 2 Sauchiehall Street. 287 551 1. 1pm. £3.50 (£3 advance). lTN's former political editor promotes his autobiography. A Ringside Seat (hodder & Stoughton £18.99). which promises an insightful glimpse into the news events which have shaped history.

Michael Arditti Watcrstone's. 153—157 Sauchiehall Street. 332 9105. 7pm. Free. Novelist Michael Arditti interviewed over twenty clergy about their sexuality and sought advice from senior church leaders during the research for his novel Iz'aster (Arcadia £1 1.99) which is a penetrating portrayal of today’s Church of England. Antonio Carluccio Borders Books. 283 Buchanan Street. 222 7700. 7pm. Free. Celebrated Italian chef gives an illustrated talk on his new book Vegetables (Headline £25).


James Kelman Paisley Central Library. High Street. 887 3672. 8pm. Free. Author of xi Disatji'i‘tion and How Late It Was. How lute reads from his work and talks about writing.

Concert Hall, Glasgow on Mon 10 Apr 1

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Glasgow ? Writerfest Ramshorn Theatre. 98

lngram Street. 287 5511. I--2pm. Free. William lylcllvanney is the last author to grace the stage in this series. organised by Strathclydc University's Centre For Scottish Cultural Studies. Scotland's Shame Borders Books. 283 Buchanan Street. 222 7700. 7pm. Free. Panel chaired by Tom l)e\ inc and including composer James MacMillan. Steve Bruce. Gerry Finn. lain Paterson and Harry Reid will discuss the issues highlighted in .S'eotland's Shame." Bigutijv And Set‘tarianisln In Modern Sent/and (Mainstream £9.99).

Desmond Morris \‘y’atersttme‘s. l53--157 Sauchiehall Street. 332 9105. 7pm. Free. Hear this famous anthropologist read from his memoir Naked Eye (Vintage £16.99) in which he describes over 30 years of travel through every continent in the world totalling 281 trips.


Richard Holloway & Michael Arditti Waterstone's. 128 Princes Street. 226 2666. 6pm. Free. Richard Holloway introduces (ind/ms .l'lnrii/itv (Canongate £9.99) and Michael Arditti discusses his new book [faster (Arcadia £1 1.99) in an evening which will tackle fundamental issues of faith and morality.


Maggie O'Farrell Watcrstone's.

153-4157 Sauchiehall Street. 332 9105. 7pm. Free. ()‘Farrell is a promising I new writer who will be reading from her lirst novel After You 'd (June (Headline £12.99).



Maggie O'Farrell Water-stone‘s. (ieorge Street. 225 3436. 7pm. Free. See Wed 12.