Month: October 2010

Website of poet Elizabeth Rimmer

where I’ll be tomorrow

The Radical Book Fair, run by Wordpower Books at the Out of the Blue Drill hall in Edinburgh, is one of the most exciting of the year, and this looks like one of the most interesting events this year.

October 29, 2010 0

building resilience

This year is a “mast year” when some trees – particularly oak and beech – suddenly produce massive amounts of seed. It doesn’t mean there’s going to be a hard winter, it’s just a dodge some trees employ to make sure that every so often there’s more seed than the local predators can cope with,…
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October 28, 2010 0

Africa in Motion – Poetry

On Saturday I went to the Poetry in Motion event at the Scottish Poetry Library which forms part of the Africa in Motion film festival. Five poets were there, mostly from Zimbabwe, but including Yinka Ekundayo from Nigeria, as well as Mara, a story-teller from Kenya who compered the event and contributed some thought-provoking stories…
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October 25, 2010 0

The brilliant poet Nalini Paul is organising a weekend residential writing retreat on the island of Westray – which sounds like a fabulous combination to me! The cost is £250 all-inclusive, per person, covering accommodation, meals and workshops. See; and click on “What’s on at the Manse” for more information.

October 12, 2010 0

Wittins Sheena Blackhall

This lovely book was launched at the Callander Poetry Weekend, one of the Die-Hard Metallic series. It is a collection of the recent poems of the terrifyingly prolific Sheena Blackhall – she produced a whole pamphlet of childrens’ verse on a flight to Vietnam for a wedding – and includes poems in Doric and English,…
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