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06 September 2021Poetry News
An exhibition, 'Trees Meet Sea', of my tree or sea-themed poems paired with artworks by various artists, is being scheduled for April and May 2022. This exhibition was due to launch in April 2020 but was postponed due to the pandemic. It will be at the Sawyer Gallery, Inverewe Gardens. Watch this space for more details. I also have a new poetry collection, A Passion for Assynt, launching in Spring 2022, so it should be an exciting start to the year.
23 August 2021Prize draw for free book
If you would like to enter a draw for a free signed copy of my most recent poetry book, Why the Sky is Far Away, published by Red Squirrel Press, just sign up for my occasional (no more than quarterly) newsletter by the end of August 2021. I'll post the book anywhere to the winner of the draw. You can sign up here and you can unsubscribe at any time.
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02 August 2021Support the Scottish Crannog Centre!
Over the weekend of 9-10 October 2021 I am finally going to be able to do my event at the Scottish Crannog Centre on Loch Tay, reading from the Stone Stories iron age novels and doing a workshop to help people to imagine their own iron age character. This was due to be round the fireside in the reconstructed crannog, in a setting that is entirely set up to evoke this time in Scotland's past more than two thousand years ago. I've been looking forward to this since my launch for the Lyre Dancers was cancelled in April 2020. Sadly, tragically in fact, the crannog itself recently burned down in a dreadful fire, so although the events will go ahead, we won't be in the crannog building itself. Fortunately their amazing museum of iron age artifacts and interpretation, on shore, was undamaged, so we'll be in there.
In support of the Scottish Crannog Centre's fundraising effort to rebuild the crannog, I am donating £5 to their Justgiving campaign for every copy of the trilogy sold on my website here. If you'd like to donate directly, the link is https://justgiving.com/campaign/crannog