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Michael Crump, Poet, video

Michael Crump, Poet, video

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.

Last month in Louisville

Last month in Louisville

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.

Louisville Book Event

Louisville Book Event

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!

(The) Last Year hits the shelves in Carmichael’s Bookstore, Louisville

(The) Last Year hits the shelves in Carmichael’s Bookstore, Louisville

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.

Women in the Arts Scotland

Women in the Arts Scotland

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.

READERS’ LAST YEAR PLANS – 13

READERS’ LAST YEAR PLANS – 13

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.