Everyone is welcome to attend our events. Unless otherwise noted, admission is £5 for non-members, free for members. To become a member simply email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more info or join us here.
May 29: Helen Fitzgerald, domestic noir crime author of Dead Lovely, The Exit and Viral. 7:30 p.m. at Edinbane Hall. £5 non-members. All welcome. More here: Domestic Noir Crime Writer Helen Fitzgerald Coming to Reading Room
June 2: Open Mic (see below)
EVENTS EARLIER THIS YEAR
January 16: OPEN MIC was regrettably cancelled due to winter snow on Skye! We will pluck up and re-schedule soon.
February 27 (Tuesday) : Crime writer, Alex Gray at Edinbane Hall, 7:30 p.m.
Read a review here – when one door closes....
March 16 (Friday, take note) : An OPEN MIC evening hosted by Francis Mitchell at An Crùbh, Duisdale – organised in conjunction with SEALL – all welcome. 7:00 p.m. More info here
March 27 (Tuesday) : Ross Sayers, whose debut novel, Mary’s the Name, was released by Cranachan Publishing in January 2017. Edinbane Community Hall, 7:30 p.m. Read more about the Ross Sayers Event
April 24 (Tuesday) : AGM Meeting and guest reader, Paul Rees, writer and journalist with a long line of credits, along with being the author of five books. Among them are Robert Plant: A Life, the first major biography of the ex-Led Zeppelin singer, and The Three Degrees: The Men Who Changed British Football Forever. AGM starts at 7:30. No admission fee.Thanks Paul
May 29 (Tuesday) : Helen Fitzgerald, author of Dead Lovely, The Exit and Viral. 7:30 p..m. Edinbane Hall. £5 non-members.
June 2 (Saturday): Open Mic, in collaboration with Tha Seo Math Dhuibh (Good For You), at Aros Centre, Portree. 2-4 p.m. Hosted by Francis Mitchell. Special guest readers among others are Maoilios Caimbeul and Rody Gorman. Free for readers; non-readers, £3. Refreshments served. To read, contact Iseabail at Aros: 01478613649 or email@example.com
June 26 (Tuesday): A.C. Clarke, published and prize-winning poet, translator and judge. She is involved in ‘polishing’ poems and short stories by Romanian writers and has had her own poems translated into Romanian (most recently in the new Anthology of Scottish Poets, Diehard Press 2016). She was Makar for the Federation of Writers 2007-2008. A new project, with poets Maggie Rabatski and Sheila Templeton on translating/responding to each other’s poems in Gaelic, Scots and English, resulted in the pamphlet, Owersettin, from Tapsalteerie Press this year.
July 10 (Tuesday, regular monthly meeting) : OPEN MIC, featuring Harry Gallagher, “poetry for people” poet, based in the North East of England. His poems have been published all over the place, he is an impressive performer, and he runs the Northeast Poetry Society stanza. More soon.
October 30 (Tuesday): Margaret Elphinstone, historical novelist, poet and short story writer, usually writing about people living ‘on the edge’. Her book, The Sea Road, appears in List Magazine’s ‘100 best Scottish books of all time’ and won a Scottish Arts Council book award. Her most recent novel, The Gathering Night, is set among Mesolithic hunter-gatherers who lived in what is now Scotland some 8000 years ago.
November: Book Week Scotland celebration TBA
December: Holiday concert and event with Island Chorus. TBA