There may be some steam rising from Edinbane Community Hall on Tuesday, July 26, when our guest reader takes the floor.
Nick Brooks is a novelist and poet who lives and works in Glasgow. He has twice won a Scottish Arts Council (now Creative Scotland) Writer’s Award and most recently, was awarded a grant by the Royal Literary Fund. His first two novels, My Name Is Denise Forrester (2005) and The Good Death (2007), were both published by Weidenfeld & Nicolson.
His third novel, Indecent Acts (Freight 2014), is reported entirely by the protagonist, Grace, a semi-illiterate 40-something mother from Drumchapel, one of Glasgow’s most notorious schemes. It is written in Grace’s inimitable misspelt patois, with hilarious and moving effect.
Brooks’ latest works include a collection of erotic haiku, called Sexy Haiku (2016 Freight). Dubbed ‘Zen porno’, there is reason we (hope!) to expect some rakish…voluptuous…oh!…that is to say, perhaps riggish material, if not behaviour, from our guest.
A first collection of poetry, The Dog in the Disco, through Dive Buki in Slovakia, is due ‘sometime’. Currently, he is writing a screenplay and more poems.
When not more gainfully employed, Nick is a full-time stalker with a pronounced limp. (Be still our beating…)
Our evening begins at 7 p.m. for 7:30. Non-members, £5. Memberships are always available. Be sure to check out our book table for interesting reads at bargain prices. Copies of our Anthology 2, A Stillness of Mind, may be purchased for £8.50.
Refreshments will be served. Everyone is welcome. For more information, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or message us on Facebook.