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Natural Callander

As part of Callander Summerfest, there will be an evening of nature themed poetry Thursday 26th July at 19:00 at Callander Hostel (formerly Bridge Hotel) 6 Bridgend FK17 8AH Callander Well-known local poets Elizabeth Rimmer (Cambuskenneth), Charlie Gracie (Thornton) and Helen McLaren (Dollar) will perform their natural history poems alongside Callander poet and publisher Sally…
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July 23, 2018 0

The Bath Hotel, 66 Victoria St, Sheffield. S3 7QL Tuesday  June 12th 2018         7.30p.m. Elizabeth Rimmer and David Troupes plus Open Mic Hosted by Jenny Hockey A chance to immerse yourself in two different  landscapes – with Scottish poet Elizabeth Rimmer who writes from  the wild edges of settled lands and communities – and David Troupes…
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June 6, 2018 0

St Mungo’s Mirrorball Showcase

St Mungo’s Mirrorball Showcase 2  5 Poets in one glorious evening! CCA Clubroom Sauchiehall Street Glasgow, at 7pm Oli Hazzard’s’s first collection of poems, Between Two Windows (Carcanet, 2012), won the English Association’s Michael Murphy Memorial Prize and an Eric Gregory Award from the Society of Authors, and was a book of the year in…
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April 9, 2018 0

Summer Haggards Readings

In addition to the Glasgow readings mentioned in my recent events posts, I have advance news of some later readings:   Glasgow Launch of Haggards. The Scottish Writers Centre will host this on the 8th May, at the CCA Sauchiehall Street in Glasgow alongside books from Brian Johnstone, Judith Taylor and Tim Turnbull. 7-9pm. St…
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March 29, 2018 0

Haggards Readings

Edinburgh Launch of Haggards.  Haggards will be launched  on February 10th, at the Scottish Poetry Library at 13:00. Tickets from Eventbrite here. StAnza 2018 (7th-11th March). I will be taking part in a Red Squirrel Press showcase on Friday 9th March, alongside Judith Taylor and Colin Will in the Council Chamber Townhall, from 13:00 -14:00.…
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February 1, 2018 0

Some Thanks and Endorsements for Haggards

A book doesn’t come into being without the help of a great many people, and this was more than usually the case this time. I’ve had help with my research into herbs from all kinds of people, including the musician Kate Young (see here for my post about her herb-based compositions Umbelliferae,)  the story-teller Patsy…
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January 31, 2018 0


And here it is. I can’t tell you how delighted I am with this cover. I’m particularly thrilled that I can identify almost all of the plants, and that many of them are growing in the actual haggard near me that inspired some of the poems. The typesetting and layout inside are a joy too.…
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January 24, 2018 0

Snow Day

When your day looks like this! I keep planning to start the gardening, clearing leaves where the primroses are coming through starting the first seeds and mulching ground for new plantings, but not yet, not yet — Though the sun is shining and a lot of the snow is melting now, it wasn’t happening this…
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January 17, 2018 2

2017 Best of Times, Worst of Times

This was taken on a very frosty walk at Cambus yesterday, where the river Devon flows into the Forth. The light was wonderful, and we’ll be going back there again, as soon as we thaw out! This pretty much sums up my year – wonderful if you look at it one way, awful in another…
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December 19, 2017 0

Taigh Chearsabhagh

This is where I was last week. It was amazing. There was a long cold drive to Uig through frost and snow and sometimes blinding sunshine – there was a magnificent rainbow on Skye – and then a quiet crossing to Lochmaddy. The Hamersay House where we were to stay was very pleasant and welcoming,…
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December 5, 2017 0