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A Bird is Not A Stone

June 3, 2014

Please join us for the Edinburgh launch of A Bird is Not a Stone, a groundbreaking anthology of Palestinian poetry translated into the languages of Scotland. 

The collection features by 25 contemporary Palestinian poets and as many Scots writers, including the makar Liz Lochhead, Costa Award winner Kathleen Jamie and Guardian Fiction Prize winner Alasdair Gray.

The evening will include readings of poems from the collection in both the original and translations by Liz Lochhead, Abla Oudeh, Liz Niven, Harry Giles, Rachel McCrum and Ryan Van Winkle.

More information on the book can be found here.

What: Edinburgh Launch of A Bird is not a Stone

Where: Looking Glass Books, 3 Porters Walk, Edinburgh

When: Tuesday 3 June, 6pm

How Much: FREE

Ryan Boots Creativity

November 12, 2013

Jacqueline Smith has interviewed a swathe of poets from around the Commonwealth at her [email protected] events, and now they are collected in one beautifully curated e-book published by The PotHole Press.

Inspiration From the Common Wealth of Writers to Boost Creativity draws together a series of interviews of writers which focused on aspects of crafting as well as inspirations and influences in their writing.

Jacqueline’s accompanying commentary frames the inspiring responses from the contributors which will encourage readers and writers to happily consider that there are actions we can take to boost our creativity when it seems to be waning.
The writers interviewed were Kei Miller from Jamaica, John Rice, Alan Riach, Brian Whittingham, Viv Gee, Anita Govan, Alan MacGillivray, Donny O’Rourke, and  Liz Niven, all from Scotland, Gerry Cambridge from England, Skye Loneragan from Australia, Gerrie Fellows from New Zealand,Ryan Van Winkle from the USA, and Tawona Sithole from Zimbabwe.
It’s available from Amazon, Kobo and Apple iBooks stores.
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