What’s On 2019

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 skyereadingroom@yahoo.co.uk for more info or join us here.

WHAT’S NEXT~

June 25 Tuesday: OPEN MIC with poet and performer, The People’s Poet, Harry Gallagher. An opportunity to take the floor with a piece of your own writing, so think about whether/what you’d like to share and let us know beforehand (email us at skyereadingroom@yahoo.co.uk)  or simply turn up and grad a slot. (5 minutes each, if we get a great crowd!) 7:30 p.m. at Edinbane Community Hall – £3 for non-performers. Members free.

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January 29: Tracey S. Rosenberg is the author of the novel, “The Girl in the Bunker” and has written her second poetry chapbook, “The Naming of Cancer”.  She will join us to read her story “The Western Wall”, a fictional response to Muriel Spark’s award-winning novel, “The Mandelbaum Gate”. Discussion will include the heme of Jewish identity. Reading  January 29 7:30 pm Edinbane Hall. £5 non-members. Tracey’s workshop on “Portraying Character” will be held at St. Columba’s Church, downtown Portree, in the Parish Rooms, on Wednesday, January 30th, 7:30-9:00 p.m.  No preparation is needed and participants need only bring paper and pen and £5 fee.

February 26: Legendary kayaker Brian Wilson, author of Blazing Paddles: A Scottish Coastal Odyssey, and Dances with Waves – Around Ireland by Kayak, will read at Edinbane Hall, 7:30 p.m. Non-members: £5. Brian’s discussion will cover his books and also folklore, history and environmental issues, including wildlife disturbance on the seas.          * (Copies of Simon Clayton’s novel for our March 26 event will be available at tonight’s event)

26 March:  Our chairman, Simon Clayton,  will host our first Book Club Evening at Edinbane Hall, for discussion on his second novel, “A Place by the Sea”. There will be some copies available at our Brian Wilson event and the novel is also available on Amazon Kindle. There are still a few paperback ones available to borrow – just ask! For those who prefer to read online, the book is currently available here. Entry is free on this occasion but do let us know if you plan to be there and feel free to suggest books for future Book Club evenings.

30 April:  Ian Williams and AGM.  Ian is an artist, poet, fund-raiser and the author of “Great Stories Written Badly”. Proceeds raised from sales of the book go to charity. Please join us for the AGM, even if you are not a member, and tell us what we are doing right and what we are missing and just show up for some camaraderie! All input will be appreciated. Refreshments served. 7:30 p.m. at Edinbane Community Hall.

May 28, Tuesday:  Crime thriller author, Gordon Brown, will talk about Writing THAT Book, the one he will inspire you to start now. Gordon is the author of six crime thriller novels set in Scotland and the U.S. and he is a founding board director of crime writing festival Bloody Scotland. Edinbane Community Hall at 7:30 p.m. Non-members entry £5. Everyone welcome and memberships are available at the door for £20.

June 25 Tuesday: OPEN MIC with poet and performer, The People’s Poet, Harry Gallagher. An opportunity to take the floor with a piece of your own writing, so think about whether/what you’d like to share and let us know beforehand (email us at skyereadingroom@yahoo.co.uk)  or simply turn up and grad a slot. (5 minutes each, if we get a great crowd!) 7:30 p.m. at Edinbane Community Hall – £3 for non-performers. Members free.

Later this year.
We have provisional dates for Max Scratchman and for James Oswald later in the year and are already planning how best to celebrate this year’s Book Week Scotland in November. Ideas? Let us know!
Entry is usually £5 for non-members but remember it’s not too late to take advantage of this year’s special membership offer available still at £20.
Tea and coffee will be on offer most nights and even a cake or two, for time to catch up with other readers and writers.
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