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11 August 2017Upcoming events

Here are some events when I'll be reading or doing workshops over the next few months:

Sunday 20 August, 5.30pm, Edinburgh Book Festival, Amnesty International event, FREE!

Friday 1 September, 8pm, Callander Poetry Weekend.

Monday 18 September, 8am, Scottish Parliament Committee on Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform (I don't know if this event is open to the public).

Friday 13 October, Dingwall Words on the Street, Highflight Books - two events, a reading at 11am, 'True or False' of my historical fiction, and a workshop at 2pm, 'Lies, lies, lies', on writing about the past. For more info contact Phil Baarda.

Saturday 25 November, erection of a totem pole with my tree poem engraved on it to celebrate the launch of the Tree Charter.

10 August 2017Authors' Foundation support

I'm delighted to have been awarded an Authors' Foundation grant to take time to work on my next writing project, so I can dedicate September to this and more time in the early part of 2018. And no, I can't tell you what it's about. It's a secret, for now!

15 June 2017The sea as a time machine

I will be leading a workshop about using the sea as inspiration for writing about the past (or the future), at the 'Expressing the Earth' conference, on Seil and Luing islands, 22-24 June. For more information see here: http://www.geopoetics.org.uk/

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