A C Clarke

Saturday November 24th 7.00  for  7.30
Prize- winning poet A C Clarke has had three full collections published, most recently Fr Meslier’s Confession, inspired by the atheist priest, Jean Meslier (Oversteps Books 2012). Her pamphlet A Natural Curiosity, inspired by Glasgow’s Museum of Anatomy, was shortlisted for this year’s Callum Macdonald award for Pamphlet Poetry.

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Tom Pow - In Another World - Among Europe’s Dying Villages

Saturday April 28th
7.00pm for 7.30pm

Tom Pow is one of Scotland’s finest poets. Dear Alice - Narratives of Madness won the Scottish Mortgage Investment Trust/Scottish Arts Council Poetry Book of the Year in 2009, the same year In The Becoming - New and Selected Poems was published. Locating the Nest, an exhibition with Lizzie Farey and Hugh Bryden is running at the Botanic Gardens in Edinburgh from 27 April till 22 July.

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Journeys by sea and land : Ian Stephen

Saturday March 24th 2012

Ian was born on Stornaway and still lives there. He worked for the Coastguard Service for many years but has been a full time writer and artist since winning the first Robert Louis Stevenson Award in 1995.

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The Silent Weaver

Saturday February 25th 2012

The extraordinary Life and Work of Angus MacPhee told in prose, poetry and film
Roger Hutchinson with Chrys Salt, and a film by Joanne B Kaar

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Sheila Blackhall

Burns Night at the Bakehouse

Saturday January 21st 2012

An evening of Rabbie Burns, Love, Death, Spooky Stories and Witchcraft. Sheena is a writer, illustrator, traditional ballad singer and storyteller. From 1998-2003 she was Creative Writing Fellow in Scots at Aberdeen University’s Elphinstone Institute.

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Jo Clifford and John Harrison

Jo Clifford and John Harrison
Saturday November 26th 2011

Jo Clifford is a playwright and performer. She is the author and translator of approx 80 works for every dramatic medium. Her plays include Every One, Faust, Anna Karenina, and Life is a Dream for the Lyceum and Losing Venice, Light in the Village, and Inés de Castro for the Traverse.

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Jonathan Falla

Saturday October 29th 2011

Jonathan reads from his translations of  Pavese, Montale and Velarde including his translations of  Ramón López Velarde, ‘Mexico’s National Poet’ which Markings Publications is launching in its latest Pocket Edition

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Donald Adamson and Friends

Saturday 24th September 2011
Translations of Finnish poems and songs

Donald Adamson is a poet and translator, who taught Creative Writing and Translation Studies in Finnish Universities until his recent retirement. Alongside his own collections, Finnish translations include ‘How to address the fog: Finnish poems 1978-2002’ (Carcanet/Scottish Poetry Library, 2005), and for the Sibelius Academy, Helsinki; also songs for Värttinä (acclaimed Finnish World Music Ensemble).

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Roncadora at The Bakehouse

Saturday August 13th 2011
Rocadora poets read from their books introduced by publisher/artist Hugh who will talk briefly about the ideas and production of the pamphlets. Followed by a preview of Roncadora’s latest publication 1957 Flying Scot which centres around a crown of sonnets by Rab Wilson about a classic racing bike illustrated with linocuts by Hugh Bryden.

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John Manson and Friends

Saturday August 6th 2011

Hearing John Manson read is to rub shoulders Louis Aragon and Paul Eluard from France,  Eugenio Montale from Italy, Raphael Albertini  from Spain and the legendary Pablo Neruda from Chile – poets who began their careers in the 1920s and who shaped 20th century European poetry.

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Robin Bell

June 25th @ 7.30 2011
Robin Bell

Robin reads from his internationally acclaimed translations of the French, Italian and Latin  poems of Mary, Queen of Scots.

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