J L Williams
Saturday April 26th
7.00pm for 7.30pm

Big Lit 2014

Gatehouse is to host The Dumfries and Galloway Arts Festival BIG LIT again on May 17th and 18th – this year over a full weekend. Look out for Award-Winning bird writer Mark Cocker at The Murray Arms with his new book Birds and People and  actress Cheryl Campbell revisiting her starring role as Vera Brittain in the BBC’s Award-Winning Testament of Youth.

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Exciting times at Shakespeare’s Globe

The Globe’s new production of Much Ado About Nothing, to visit The Crichton campus on June 24th and 25th this year has just had its first showing in Margate and was met with rapturous enthusiasm. ‘On my way home after a week in a very sunny Margate’ twittered one punter, ‘an amazing opening to what’s going to be a great tour.’ And another said ‘A beautiful production with stunning performances from all. Not enough superlatives to describe it!’

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J L Williams

Saturday April 26th
7.00pm for 7.30pm


A rising star of the Scottish scene, American poet  JL Williams’ celebrates the recent publication of her second Shearsman collection Locust and Marlin  exploring  the idea of home and where we come from.  Her first collection, Condition of Fire (Shearsman), was inspired by Ovid’s Metamorphoses and a journey to the Aeolian Islands
She has been published in journals across the UK and been translated into Dutch, Spanish, French and Greek. She plays in the band Opul and is Programme Manager at the Scottish Poetry Library.  

“....star of the evening was JL Williams, with a pitch-perfect delivery that had the audience hanging on every dreamy word.  Her poems were beautiful and mythic, conjuring evocative imagery that filled the room with magic.”  The List,

 

New Publication by Chrys Salt

On the tenth anniversary of the 2003 invasion of Iraq, Home Front/ Front Line records a moving dialogue in poetry and prose between the poet and her son, who, as a Territorial Army Paratrooper with the 7th Royal Horse Artillery (PARA), was mobilised to Iraq in February 2003 and spent 5 months in action. Published by Award Winning Publisher Roncadora, it is a hand- made limited edition, its publication timed to coincide with the 10th Anniversary of the conflict.  Price: £8.00.

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Grass: a new poetry collection by Chrys Salt (Pub: IDP July 2012)
ISBN:  978-1-907401-85-5  Price: £7.99

Available here.

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