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May Festival 2019

Sunday 26 May at 10 am – 11 am (free – no booking required)

Linklater Rooms,
King’s College
University of Aberdeen
Old Aberdeen AB24 3FX

This year sees the 10th anniversary of literary magazine, Causeway/Cabshair, which publishes new work in all the languages of Scotland. Contributors to the latest edition will read, and I will read my poem, ‘Sentence’.

May Festival 2019

Sunday 26 May at 4 pm – 5 pm (free – no booking required)

Blackwell’s Bookshop,
99, High Street,
Old Aberdeen AB24 3EN

This will be a joint event with poet, John Bolland, whose first full collection of poetry, Fallen Stock, is published by Red Squirrel Press.

I will read from Sunwise, which is the sequel to Widdershins (published by Impress Books). Both books are inspired by the Scottish witchfinder who was employed by the council in Newcastle to rid them of witches. As a result, 15 women and 1 man were hanged on a single day in August 1650.

May Festival 2019

Sunday 26 May 5 pm – 6 pm (free – no booking required)

Multimedia Room
King’s College Conference Centre
King’s College, University of Aberdeen
University Road,
Old Aberdeen AB24 3FX 


This event is organised by Pushing Out the Boat, which is North East Scotland’s magazine of new writing and the visual arts. Contributors to Issue 15 will read, and I will read my poem, ‘Quiet Sisters’.

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