Biggar-based publisher Red Squirrel Press invites you to an afternoon of Red Squirrel Press poets and friends in aid of MacDiarmid’s Brownsbank.Featuring some of the best-known names in poetry, WN (Bill) Herbert, Dundee Makar and Professor of Poetry, Sean O’Brien, multi award- winning poet and Emeritus Professor, Colin Will, writer, musician, former Scottish Poetry Library and StAnza International Poetry Festival Chair, award winning Biggar-based poet Lindsay Macgregor, Andrew Forster is poet and literature development worker and was previously Literature Development Officer for Dumfries and Galloway. Elizabeth Rimmer is a widely-published poet, reviewer and editor, author of four collections from Red Squirrel Press and editor of the eco-po..
Celebrating the lives and works of the late Aonghas MacNeacail and Carl Macdougall. Both were Writers in Residence at Brownsbank Cottage in the 1990’s. Both produced great works of beauty and importance for the contemporary Scottish Literary Canon. The first half of the show will showcase their work and contextualise their significance.The second Half will feature Alan Riach presenting his new volume of Poems 'The MacDiarmid Memorandum" with readings and context.Suitable for all ages.
Come along to an evening of new poems, short stories and more from local writers Trish Reith, Thelma Good, Neil Paynter and Lindsay Macgregor. In between our short readings there will be prizes...so join us and sit back and listen to our words, words, words from Biggar and beyond.Suitable for 18+