Monday, 7 May 2012

Upon A Good High Hill - new collection from Fife poet Helen Lawrenson

Upon A Good High Hill is the new collection from Wormit-based poet Helen Lawrenson. This poetry collection reflects Helen's life-long interest in Roman Britain, and her particular love of Hadrian’s Wall, and has been described as "serious but accessible, with a fine feeling for internal rhyme and subtle rhythms". 

Upon A Good High Hill is available from Perjink Press at £5.


Notes from the museum - creative writing inspired by the D'arcy Thompson Zoology Museum - launches 8th May!

Tuesday night sees the launch of Notes from the Museum, the fourth annual evening of poetry and prose inspired by D'Arcy Thompson and his extraordinary collections. The collection is written and performed by students on the School of Humanities' Creative Writing courses and introduced by tutor Edward Small. These events always prove to be a real treat with beautiful and thought-provoking writing performed in the intimate but inspiring setting of the museum. 6pm start with refreshments, and it's free!

American poet Marianne Boruch reads at Dundee University on May 16th

Marianne Boruch, the noted American Poet and visiting Fulbright Professor to Edinburgh University is visiting Dundee University on 16 May 2012. She and Will Dunlap, an American author and librettist (who happens to be her son) have kindly agreed to give readings of their work in Dundee University's Dalhousie Building, Room 2G14. Please arrive at 5pm for a 5.15pm start. The event is free and will last about an hour.

Marianne’s current work Cadaver, Speak addresses the subject of dissection. Will is currently finishing a novel concerning August McLeod, a young mid-19th century doctor living in a small Indiana town on what was then the frontier. This event may be of interest to health professionals as well as lovers of poetry and writing.

'She Feeds The Sea' - writings inspired by the Dighty Burn launched Wednesday 9th May

The Dighty Connect project launches its creative writing anthology 'She Feeds The Sea' this Wednesday evening with an open-air reading (with shelter available in case of rain!) in Finlathen Park, Dundee on Wednesday 9th May at 7pm. The anthology contains work from WN Herbert, John Glenday, Matthew Fitt and Dawn Wood among others, and is sure to be an evocative read. In addition, there will be also be the unveiling of a new public art piece - a mosaic seat that has been created by a group of artists working in Douglas community centre, which will complement the mosaic seat that they installed at the back of Douglas nearly three years ago.

Please meet at the car park next to the stone viaduct on Fountainbleau Drive next to the old squash courts and the play park, not far from Morrisons supermarket - watch out for the balloons! The event will include a short AGM for the Broughty Ferry Environmental Project. Everyone is welcome and refreshments will be served....

Thursday, 19 April 2012

Dundee Writes - a little magazine of creative writing from University staff & sudents

Dundee Writes is an exciting little magazine of creative writing by students, staff and recent graduates of the University of Dundee.  It is produced and edited by postgraduates on the MLitt course in Writing Practice and Study, part of the University of Dundee’s Creative Writing Programme in the School of Humanities.  The latest edition is out now. Details available from their website by clicking here.

New Writing Dundee 7 now accepting submissions!

The excellent New Writing Dundee 7 is now taking submissions - up to 2000 words of prose or 25 lines of poetry. Closing date is June 1st - further details available from the Literary Dundee website here. Get your submission in now to Dundee's most prestigious literary publication!

10Red poetry night in Dundee - May 1st

Red Squirrel Press will be hosting one of its popular 10Red sequence of poetry nights in Dundee on Tuesday May 1st at The Doghouse. This will be a fast-moving selection of local and national poets - ten of them, in fact, reading for 10 minutes each!

The night will be hosted by Scottish Slam Champion Kevin Cadwallender. The lineup includes Dundee's very own Tribal Tongues poets Mark Thomson & Gary Robertson, performance legends Milton Balgoni and Claudia Daventry plus local poetry stalwarts Judith Taylor and Richard Watt. We'll also have some poets coming up from Edinburgh for the event - Lara S Williams, J S Savage and Sophia.

The event kicks off at 7.30pm, entry is a mere £3 which includes a free raffle! For a poetry night to remember, come to 10Red on May 1st!

Wednesday, 22 February 2012

Skye Literary Salon - I'm appearing tomorrow just outside Portree

As part of the readings for the Baker Prize 2012 winners I'm doing a reading with Richard Neath at the Skeabost Hotel on Skye tomorrow evening at 7pm. Details on the blog here!

Not poetry, but it looks interesting...

Ana - the Stellar Quines theatre group in a blilingual collaboration with Quebec-based Imago Theatre. At the Traverse Theatre throughout Scotland in March, including Dundee's Gardyne Theatre 16th-17th March.