I'll be brief as I'm on the road and very busy, but hopefully will write soon to tell you about going to the V&A in London to see the Bowie exhibition, and visiting Stratford-upon-Avon—Shakespeare's birthplace and grave! I just wanted to put up the panels/interviews I'm hosting at the Edinburgh International Book Festival this year, … Continue reading Edinburgh International Book Festival 2013
It's another Tequila sunrise... (For Ken & Teela, the Dude, Brian Wilson bartender, and especially Owen... ) * Check this out. One-eighth Vulture is an online writing mag publishing, promoting and linking writers in two of the UNESCO cities of literature - Melbourne and Edinburgh (my two favourite cities!) The site is very new at the … Continue reading Chilled-out Sunday round-up
Friday was the opening night of the Emerging Writers' Festival, called The First Word. There were performances by Josephine Rowe (spellbinding, as usual), Maxine Clarke (powerful) and The List Operators (hilarious), plus more. There was a 'Call to Arms' by comic book writer Shane McCarthy - in which he basically said: if you're a writer, you're a … Continue reading Emerging Writers' Festival 2009 is on!
This week was again full of events, book buying, inspiration, parties, and somehow reading and writing amongst it all. Here's a bit of a round-up: Rebecca Clare Page launched her chapbook full of short-sweet gems Teacups and Birds.You can email her for a copy - rebeccaclarepage [at] hotmail [dot] com. Here's a sample ((c) Rebecca Clare … Continue reading Poetry Readings, Launches, and Parties Galore