THURSDAY 11 Glasgow
Glasgow Storyfest Various venues. 01506 847935. Now in its third year. Glasgow Storyfest features over twenty storytellers in over 60 events across the city. Spinning yarns in pubs. palaces. theatre and museums. the festival culminates in an attempt to create a World Storytelling Record on Wed 31 May. Storytellers include Sheila Stewart. Michael Kerins. Padraig Machil. liw'an McVicar and Linda Bandolier.
lain White John Smith. Glasgow L'nivcrsity Bookshop. University Avenue. 339 1463. 5.30pm. Free. An illustrated talk and Q&A by the author of (‘orhetts and Munros.
Emma Restall Orr ()ttakar‘s Bookstore. L'nit 6. Buchanan Galleries. Buchanan Street. 353 1500. 6pm. Free. British Druid and author limma Restall ()rr presents her book Ritual: A Druid 's Guide '1}; Life. Love and Inspiration (HarperCollins £9.99).
Michael Ondaatje Royal (‘oncert Hall. 2 Sauchiehall Street. 287 5511. 7pm. £2 from Borders Books. Winning the Booker Prize in 1992 for The Ifng/ish Patient. Michael ()ndaatje is in conversation with Alan Taylor. talking about his latest book Anil's Ghost (Bloomsbury £12.99). set in Sri Lanka in the early 90s.
Edinburgh Independent Radical Book Fair Assembly Rooms. 54 George Street. 2204349. For further information call Word Power. 662
91 12. Word Power Bookshop organises the fourth lidinburgh Independent Radical Book Fair. featuring book launches. forums. panel discussions and workshops. Described as a ‘cultural icon‘ by (‘hannel 4 news. Shere Hite opens proceedings with the launch of her latest book The Nile Report On Shere IIite.‘ Voice ()fxl Daughter In I'Lvi/e (Arcadia).See Frontlines. page 4.
Leslie Benzie Waterstone‘s. 13—14 Princes Street. 556 3034. 7pm. Free. Scottish poet Leslie Ben/ie launches her first collection of poetry Sewn (.‘p (Wisdom Teeth £5.99).
Glasgow Glasgow Storyfest \r'arious venues. 01506 847935. See Thu 11.
Edinburgh Independent Radical Book Fair Assembly Rooms. 54 George Street. 2204349. As well as a book fair. today sees the launch of Scottish Women 's I‘It‘IIUtt I920 [9605.“ Journey Into Being (Tuckwell) at l2.3()pm. with Janice Galloway reading extracts from the work of Willa Muir. .\'an Shepherd and Jessie Kesson. A workshop for parents. carers and teachers to challenge racism takes place at 2.30pm and at 3.45pm. George lirynas launches his book ()il In .\'igeria.‘ (‘onﬂict And Litigation (1.1T).
The Red Night Queen’s Hall. (‘lerk Street. 668 2019. 8pm. £5 (£3) frotn Word Power Bookshop. 662 91 12 or from the venue. As part of the Edinburgh Independent Radical Book Fair. an evening of readings and music. Authors include Ali Smith. Andrew Murray Scott. [illen Galford. Mathew liitt. Paul Wilson. Manda Scott and Irfan Merchant. with music from The Tartan Gussets.
Storytelling Step By Step Netherbow Arts ('entre. 43745 High Street. 556 9579/2647. 2—4.30pm. £8 (£5). If you'd like to be able to tell a story but don‘t know where to begin. then go along to this workshop led by Barbara McDiarmid for some helpful pointers.
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Glasgow Storyfest Various venues. 01506 847935. See Thu 1 l.
Borders Quiz Borders Books. 283 Buchanan Street. 222 7700. 7pm. Free. [inter in a team of up to four. Monthly quiz to test your knowledge of music. film. TV and of cottrse books. with great prizes.
Edinburgh Independent Radical Book Fair Assembly Rooms. 54 George Street. 220 4349. (‘ensorxhipx A Disgrace Ii) Democracy." is the topic under discussion at l lani. with speakers Prank Fisher. Helene Guldberg and Mike Small. followed by The Left In Scotland: The Hit)" I'iH'lt'llI'lI at l2.3()pm which looks at the impact the Scottish Parliament has had on politics in Scotland. Panel members include Neil Davidson. Jonathon Hearn and Tommy Sheridan. At 2.15pm. the filial discussion. The State ()f'lhe Left In 2()()() moves on from Scotland to discuss the key issues confronting the global left. with speakers (‘olin 1.eys. Hilary Wainwright and Red Pepper.
Glasgow Glasgow Storyfest Various venues. ()1506 847935. See Thu 11.
Glasgow Glasgow Storyfest \‘urious venues. 01506 847935. See Thu 1 1.
Edinburgh 8. Leith Pub Guide Launch (‘afe Royal. West Register Street. Tickets from Waterstone's. 13—14 Princes Street. 5563034. 7—9pm. £1. Stuart Hardy launches the Iz'dinhurgh A’- I.eith Pub Guide (l.uath £4.95). a comprehensive guide to the city"s boo/.ers. Over 200 pubs have been reviewed with twelve mapped trails providing an invaluable guide for thirsty scholars.
Glasgow Storyfest Various venues. 01506 847935. See Thu 1 1.
Matt Dickinson Borders Books. 283 Buchanan Street. 222 7700. 7pm. liree. Veteran of the 1996 Iiverest winter that took the lives ofeight other climbers talks about his experiences and reads from his first novel High Risk (Hutchinson £ 10).
James Robertson water-stone‘s. 153-157 Sauchiehall Street. 332 9105. 7pm. Free. In James Robertson's first novel an actor finds work as the ghost of Major Weir. a religious extremist burnt at the stake in 1670. As he researches his part he begins to uncover the real history of ()1d lidinburgh. Robertson reads from his new book The Fanatic (Fourth Iistate £101. See feature. page 26.
George Wyllie Festival ‘l‘heutre. 13-29 .\'icolson Street. 5296000. 1pm. £3. lidinburgh Airport's Look Who's Talking series continues with the inimitable artist and sculptor George Wyllie. liatnous for his straw locomotive and giant paper boat. Wyllie talks about his life and work. Lesley Astaire, Roddy Martine and Eric Ellington Waterstone's. George Street. 225 3436. 6.30pm. liree. Modern day Highland living is captured in Living In The Highlands (Thames & Hudson £24.95) by Lesley Astaire and Roddy Martine with photographs by liric lillington.
Glasgow Storyfest Various venues. (11506 847935. See Thu 1 1.
Edinburgh Matt Dickinson Water-stone‘s. George Street. 225 3436. 7pm. liree. See Tue 16.
Glasgow Storyfest Various venues. ()1506 847935. See Thu 11.
Oliver Thompson Borders Books. 283 Buchanan Street. 222 7700. 7pm. Free. The epic 350-year-old feud between the two great clans McDonald and (‘ainpbell is discussed by historian and author of The (irea! I'etu/ (Sutton £20). ()liver Thompson.
Patience Agbabi water-stone‘s. 153-157 Sauchiehall Street. 332 9105. 7pm. Free. Performance poet Patience Agbabi reads from her latest collection Iranstormatrit (Payback Press £7.99). See review.
John Fletcher Waterstone's. 128 Princes Street. 226 2666. 6.30pm. l-‘rec. \‘et and author John liletcher is an expert on deer. Tonight he gives an illustrated reading from his autobiography A Life I’or Deer: :1 Deer li’! Ii’I/.\ His Story And IIit’II'X (Victor (iollanc/ £211).
Glasgow Storyfest \‘arious venues. 01506847935. See Thu 1 1.
Telling To Tots Netherbow Arts Centre. 43 45 High Street. 556 9579/2647.
2 4.30pm. £8 (£5). (‘laire Mulholland and Audrey Parks lead a storytelling workshop aimed at parents and professionals working with under 5s. Patience Agbabi Witter-stone‘s. 13 14 Princes Street. 556 3034. 6.30pm. liree. SecThu 18.
Sheila Stewart: Treisurs O Tradition Netherbow Arts Centre. 43 45 High Street. 556 9579/2647. 7pm. £3. l)escribed as a traycller. balladeer and tale teller. Sheila Stewart is a champion of Scottish tradition. This performance launches her first (‘hap Hook publication.
Glasgow Glasgow Storyfest Various venues. 01506 847935. See Thu 1 1.
Glasgow Glasgow Storyfest \‘arious venues. 01506847935. See Thu 1 1.
Glasgow Storyfest Various venues. 01506847935. See Thu 1 l.
Lesley Waters Borders Books. 283 Buchanan Street. 222 7700. 7pm. l-‘ree. Rem/y. Stem/y. (tut/Cs Lesley Waters introduces her latest meat free recipes in ('oo/er Ihan (III/lies (Headline 1: l 7.99). Rose Gray and Ruth Rogers Waterstone‘s. 153 157 Sauchiehall Street. 332 91115. 7pm. £1 (redeemable against price of book 1. Authors Rose
Martin Amis shows his experience at Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow, Wed 24 May
Gray and Ruth Rogers will be tantalising tastebuds as they demonstrate recipes from the eagerly-awaited River Cafe ('ook Book (ireen (libury Press £30).
Louise Yeoman Waterstone‘s. 128 Princes Street. 226 2666. 6pm. Free. Author Louise Yeoman. w ell-know n for her controversial BB(‘2 series Stirring Times and for her work as a television presenter during the Scottish 151cction coverage. presents her new book Reportage Scotland: History In The .1Iaking (Luath £9.99).
Glasgow Storyfest Various venues. 01506847935. See Thu 11.
Andrew Loog Oldham Waterstone's. 153-157 Sauchiehall Street. 3329105. 7pm. 1-‘ree. At the tender age of nineteen. Andrew l.oog ()ldhatn discovered and became the manager and producer of an unknown band. The Rolling Stones. The rest is rock ‘n' roll history. In conversation with Allan Brown of The Sunday 'Iintes. l.oog ()ldhant discttsses his new book Stonei/ 1 Vintage £16.99). Glasgow Architecture Borders Books. 283 Buchanan Street. 222 7700. 7pm. liree. An illustrated talk on the architecture of Glasgow featuring a number of speakers including the editor of Supporting 'I‘he ('itv (Whittles Publishing £25). Professor Howard Wright from Strathclydc L'niversity.
Glasgow Storyfest \al‘ious venues. ()1506 847935. See Thu 1 1.
Martin Amis Royal (‘oncert Hall. 2 Sauchiehall Street. 287 551 1. 7pm. £2 from Borders Books. Author of .lloney. The Rachel Papers and London I’ie/(Is. Martin Amis discusses his eagerly awaited memoir. Iz'tln'rience ((‘ape £13.99). which looks at his life. his complicated relationship with his father. novelist Kingsley Amis and the process of writing.
Fergal Keane Water-stone‘s. 153457 Sauchiehall Street. 332 9105. 7pm. 1-‘ree. After years of covering the world‘s war Zones. the celebrated foreign correspondent liergal Keane set out for the BB(' on a journey through Britain. His new book A Stranger 's I'.‘I\'e (Penguin £18.99) reveals a world of poverty and alienation.
Glasgow Storyfest \‘arious venues. (11506 847935. See Thu 1 l.
Alasdair Gray John Smith. Glasgow 1'niv crsity Bookshop. t'niversity Avenue. 339 1463. 5.30pm. Free. The author of Lunark Alasdair Gray talks about his new tonic Ihe Boo/t ()t'l’retaces (Bloomsbury £35). which took over sixteen years to complete. Assisted by more than 30 authors. the result is a monumental anthology. See preview.
Leslie Benzie Water-stone‘s. 153- 157 Sauchiehall Street. 332 9105. 7pm. Free. See T1111 1 l.