Events are listed by date, then city. Submit listings at least ten days before publication to suzanne.black@list.co.uk. Listings are compiled by Suzanne Black.

Thursday 19


FR Karen Campbell Watersione‘s. I53 I57 Sattehiehall Street. 332 (”05. 6.30 8pm. 'l‘icketed. Launch of (ilasgow erime writer Karen ('ampbell's After The Fire.

FREE Brian Whittingham Borders Books. OX Buchanan Street. 222 7700. 6.30pm. Launch ol \‘v'hittingham's look at the Scottish shipbuilding industry. [funnels ((- Bowlers.


FREE Janice Galloway and James Robertson National Portrait (iallerv. 1 Queen Street. 624 6200. 6 7pm. Janice (iallowav and James Robertson select poetry and prose to match favourite portraits in the gallery.

FREE An evening dedicated to Corinna Bille (1912-1979) lnstitut l‘rancais d'licosse. l3 Randolph (,‘rescent. 225 5366. 6pm. In partnership with the (‘onsulate (ieneral of Switzerland. an evening dedicated to (‘orinna Bille. Swiss short-story writer. playwright. poet and novelist.

Irregular The Voodoo Rooms. l‘)a \Vest Register Street. 556 7060. 8pm lam. £5. New club night from the folk at (‘anongate Books mixing live acts. poets. writers and l).ls. The first one offers live music from Sara and the Snakes. 1)] and V] support from

('hocolate (it). 'lotigtieti'(irtmv e. and Limbo. and readings from Dan Rhodes. Joe l)unthorne and slam-poet Tim

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A Cradle Full of Lullabies: An Evening of Story and Georgian Scottish Song State Theta (ialleries. The Halls. Main Street. 07862-4 705903. 7_30pm. Suggested donation i l0 £15. Madge Bra} and Nana .\l/avanad/e _|olll (ieorgian tradition bearer Shorene (ietia/hvili for an evening or stories. songs and candle-lit lullabies.

St Andrews

StAnza: Scotland‘s international Poetry Festival Byre 'l‘heatre. .-\bbe_v Street. 0l33-i 475000. t'ntil Sun 22 Mar. times var_v. Prices vary. The sole established poetry festival in Scotland: an opponunitv to engage with all forms of poetry and hear world class poets in atmospheric venues. Part or Hrmtr’r‘rmirne Scotland 200‘).


FREE Seeds of Thought (‘(‘;\. 350 Sauchiehall Street. 352 4900. Live spoken word. acoustic tnusic. drama sketches and open mic.


FREE Sarah Shaw Borders Books. hon Kinnaird Retail Park. 657 ~104l. 7pm. Shaw reads from her debut novel. .Wu/v‘t' it Back.

Edinburgh FREE Eileen Thornton Borders Books. l’ort Kinnaird Retail Park. 657

40-“ Noon Signing b} the author ot Ilii' 'I'ruiim l’nrii'it


FREE Fiona J Houston Borders Books. l-on Kinnaird Retail Park. 057 40-“. 2pm. l-iona J llottston spent a _\e.ii recreating the ll\es ol her ancestors tn the l7‘)0s tor the book [he (ion/(Ii ('ottiiei' Drum-v. l‘ind out .ill about It at this talk and signing event

Tuesday 24


Reading Group: Nothing but the Poem Scottish l’oetr) Librar). 5 t'richton's (lose. (Ziriorigate. 55" 2S"6. 6.30 Spin. £5 (Ur, Removing the pressures ol review. criticism and h_vpc. and without rel} mg on txickground know ledge. this gentle reading group led l1) .ltllie lollltstotle locuses on the reader's response to the test. l’or booking and more details please phone or email reception“! splorguk

Thursday 26


Karen Campbell and GJ Moflat Waterstone's. L23 Princes Street. 034-1 847 I633. 7 8.45pm. £2 (redeemable against purchase). 'l‘here's been a murder? Two crime liction writers discuss their trade. Part of .'l\(' ll'rrti'.' Brink of Si'ot/iuul Him/v l'i'vlti‘ttl.


FREE John Murray’s Handbooks for Ti‘avellers l'niversit) ol' lidinburgh. Main Librar}. (ieorge Square. 650 3384.

S Scotland’s International Poetry Festival sets out its stall in St Andrews with the usual brew of literary genius. This year’s highlights include Ian Rankin (pictured), Helen Dunmore, Carol Ann

Duffy and First Minister Alex Salmond.

I Byre Theatre, Abbey Street. St Andrews. 07334 475000. Until Sun 22 Mar.

32 THE LIST 19 Mar—2 Apr 2009

l 2pm lecture bx Barbara Schatl. hour the l'mvetsitv ot (iottingen. about John Muria} 's Hand/mob for Iriiii'i'li'iv Guid Crack Club \\a\eilev Bar. 1 St Marys Street. .556 ”57" 7 illpm t“ donation l2dinburgh‘s monthlv stol‘Melllllfl cltll‘ welcomes all to llstett or contribute to the spinning ol v.it‘ris .~\ delighttul evening ol words and song

Saturday 28


FREE Yishan Li: Manga Drawing Borders Books. 08 Buchanan Street. 222 7700 2pm Signing and workshop with Yishan l.i. \tanga artist


Out of the Mouth of the Morning: Tales of the Celt Scottish Sioi'vtelling (‘entre.-1‘~ ~15 High Street. 556 ”57" 7pm. LIS' (UH. David (‘ampbell shares stories lrom his book ()ut o/ the .lloiit/i or [/16 .llornme. accompanied h} cellist and singer \Vendv \Veatherlw l-ollowed b_\ relreshinents and book signing I’iut ot (rt/till! (ii/tun:

Sunday 29


FREE Book Group \Vateisioiie‘s. (‘aineron 'l‘oll Shopping ('entie. 6 lad} Road. (\(io lb’titi. .5 (ipttt. .-\ regular hook group meeting on the last Sunda} ol ever} month. to ioin in with the discussion ol .losepli ()'.\'eil|'s Nether/uni! please contact the branch lor more inlormatron.

Shore Poets Open Night 'l‘lie lot. -1 (irassmarket. 225 0922. 7.45pm. U (£2i. This month the Shore l’oets invite _vou to join ill and share _vour own work w ltll them. with 'l‘race'v llerd and music lrom Sarah Northcott and Matt Smith. I’m! a] (rt/lit”! ('ll/“ll't'.

Tuesday 31 '


Christopher Brookmyre and Billy Franks 'l‘lle Voodoo Rooms. l‘);t \Vest Register Street. 556 3034. 6.30pm. £2 (redeemable against purchaser A triple- header of murder. mirth and music lor the paperback publication ol Bt‘ooktny'e's .SIimr/ut/l in Hell.

Wednesday, 1


Christopher Brookmyrie and Billy Franks \Vaterslone's. I53 I57 Sittleltielittll Street. .550 303-1.

6.30 8.30pm. £3 (redeemable against ptirchasel. See Tue 3 l.

FREE MO Hayder Borders Books. 98 Buchanan Street. 622 S20. 6.30pm. l-‘ind out about the lunher adventures ol l)l Jack ('al‘l're) in lla)der\ latest crime fiction outing. Skin.

Thursday 2


FREE Mo Hayder Blackwell. 53 5‘) South Bridge. 622 S20. 6.30pm. Tieketed. See \Ved l.

Homage to Caledonia: Scotland and the Spanish Civil War The Pleasance (’abaret Bar. 60 l’leasance. 8pm. £7 (1.6). Author Daniel (irav weaves the narrative of his book (Homage to (‘u/t'dnnru . . .l with Scottish and Spanish protest songs performed by The Wakes to commemorate the 70th anniversary or the end of the Spanish ('ivil War. I’ur! offer/trill ('ti/trm'.