Way back in 1983/4, Dumfries and Galloway Council commissioned myself and a colleague to produce a series of short films about local poets. Digging through my archive, I found the six finished products, showing their age but still worth a look. This one features Michael Crump.
How much I enjoyed meeting with readers and friends at the Bristol on Bardstown Road in April. Many thanks to Carmichael’s Bookstore who helped arrange that book event and who are stocking (The) Last Year. I do hope those of you who have started reading are having an interesting experience with Deborah and her unique year.
Easter Saturday 15 April, The Bristol Bar and Grille, 1321 Bardstown Road, Louisville, Kentucky 4 pm. Meet the author, have a drink, some nibbles, on my tab, hear about this novel set in part on Bardstown Road itself. See you there!
I’m delighted that Carmichael’s Bookstore, the oldest independent book shop in Louisville, Kentucky, now has (The) Last Year on its shelves in both Bardstown Road (which figures as a setting in the novel) and Frankfort Avenue. Thanks to Carmichael’s for giving (The) Last Year an outlet in my first home town.
So pleased that this group has been set up to encourage dialogue and cooperation between the women working in such a variety of disciplines in the arts. And I am delighted to have been nominated to join it! Looking forward to seeing all the ways this could develop.
If you are still seeking a copy of (The) Last Year, Waterstones, Dumfries, will have it back on the shelves tomorrow (Thursday 2 February). A good Groundhog Day purchase?
Delighted to take part in last night’s Being Made in Dumfries event. Lots of interesting work presented. Hope to get some feedback from my reading of part of the first chapter of the sequel to (The) Last Year. The main character Jane’s a real Doonhamer!
John’s university and a key setting in his back story.
Final year – Enjoy the tranquility and beauty of nature. Be still. Walk and dig the earth. See friends in small, intimate meetings. Take time to be alone. Search for calmness and acceptance of the mystery of transcendence beyond life in human form.
So pleased to get featured in January’s D & G Life as Book of the Month!