Bronwen Winter Phoenix's 'Nightswallow', Wullie Purcell's 'Looking Through Glasses' and Read Raw invade Paisley on the 2nd of May
Picked up a signed copy of Bronwen Winter Phoenix's 'Nightswallow' to add to the reading pile. Bronwen has conquered Scotland on her signing tour and moves across the border to Borders in Birmingham next week - the 2nd of May, and Waterstones the following Saturday in Worcester,and is actually coming back to Scotland to sign at WH Smith's in Argyle Street on the 30th May. Check out her website for details, but maybe give that 'The Thought Pool' link a miss, that eye thing is creepy. You looked, didn't you? I told you it was creepy, well don't blame me if you have nightmares.

Wullie Purcell has finally -and yay - brought out a little poetry collection, called 'Looking Through Glasses', and it's a really good-looking bit of work - inside and out. If my fading memory works then I reckon I've known Wullie something like 23 years, so I've have heard some of the poems before, but they are good 'uns, and some are new, and a few are about people I know. Not too sure if it was a good idea exposing the witchy wummin, it can only end up in much frogdom, but I'm looking forward to the launch. Hint, Wullie, hint.

And speaking of Read Raw members, you can catch us at:

2nd May 2009 from 2.00 pm till 4.30 pm

Renfrewshire Arts and Museums


Read Raw and Special Guests.

An afternoon of Poetry and Music

andAn afternoon of Poetry and Music in the magnificent surroundings of Paisley Museum and Art Galleries.
Seven Poets exploring the world in verse.



Read Raw Poets


Maureen Blake G. W. Colkitto Ian Hunter Wullie Purcell


Guest Poets

Geoff Cooper Betty McKellar Ronnie McCorrisken

And the music of Pauline Vallance playing the Clarsach and Flute.
Pauline was the winner of this years Glasgow Songwrite Festival and her playing covers the full spectrum from classical to folk.

By: Ian Hunter On Sunday, 26 April 2009 Comment Comments( 0 ) Hits Views(2954)