Month: September 2011

Website of poet Elizabeth Rimmer

Islay without the whisky

It is hard to go to Islay without dealing with the distilleries in some form or other. There are so many of them and they dominate the landscape, the economy and, to a certain extent, the culture. We went to one of the events at the Laphroaig Jazz Festival, for instance, and we bought soap…
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September 28, 2011 2


Just a quick post in the middle of all the running around I’m doing. Thanks to Kevin and Sheila of Red Squirrel Press, I now have copies of this book, and if anyone would like to buy one, I’ll be in a position to send them out when I get back from my next expedition.…
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September 16, 2011 0

Wherever We Live Now

This is the Friday night session of the Callander Poetry Weekend, where, thanks to the herculaean efforts of Sheila Wakefield and Kevin Cadwallender of Red Squirrell Press,Wherever We Live Now emerged into the real world. I always knew that poets were a kind and generous lot, but I was overwhelmed by the warmth of the…
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September 8, 2011 4

Callander Poetry

Helena Nelson, from Happenstance,,wrote about the fabulous Callander Poetry Weekend, so I’m not about to add to that, except to say thank you to Sally and Ian for the poetry, the workshops and discussions, the friends, the food, the laidback atmosphere – not to mention the chance to read from the book! (You’ll hear all…
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September 6, 2011 3