Creative Conversations: Amy Liptrot ‌- 7 Nov

Issued: Mon, 31 Oct 2016 15:30:00 GMT

Monday lunchtime literary events featuring readings and conversations from internationally renowned writers. All welcome. Bring a brown bag lunch!

When?
 Mondays at 1pm
Where? University Chapel
Who can attend? All Welcome

7 November: Amy Liptrot ‌

Amy Liptrot has published her work with various magazines, journals and blogs and she has written a regular column for Caught by the River out of which The Outrun has emerged. As well as writing for local newspaper, Orkney Today, and editing the Edinburgh Student newspaper, Amy has worked as an artist's model, a trampolinist and in a shellfish factory. The Outrun is her first book.

14 November: Chris Dolan

Award-winning poet, author and playwright Chris Dolan was born in Glasgow. He writes regularly for radio and screen, and his screenplay for An Anarchist’s Story was broadcast by the BBC in 2006. He has written features, reviews and travel pieces for various newspapers and magazines, including The Independent and Scotland on Sunday, and he has been Literary Reviewer and Features Writer for The Herald since 2002.

21 November: Carolyn Jess Cooke

Carolyn Jess Cooke’s books have been published in 23 languages. She has previously received an Eric Gregory Award, a Tyrone Guthrie Award, a Major Arts Council of England Award, and she has twice received a Northern Promise Award. She lives in north-east England with her husband and four children.

28 November: Kevin MacNeil 

Kevin MacNeil is a novelist, poet, playwright, journalist and writing tutor born and raised in the Outer Hebrides, now living in London. His novels, A Method Actor’s Guide to Jekyll and Hyde(Polygon) and bestselling debut, The Stornoway Way (Penguin), were both published to widespread critical acclaim. While his first book, Love and Zen in the Outer Hebrides (Canongate), won the Tivoli Europa Giovani International Poetry Prize for best poetry collection published in Europe by a writer under 35.

5 December: Andy Wightman 

Andy Wightman is a writer, researcher, analyst, commentator and activist on issues of land, power, governance, democracy and money. He studied forestry at Aberdeen University and spent some time working as an environmental scientist before becoming self-employed in 1992. In 1996 I wrote Who Owns Scotland(Canongate) and in 1999 wrote Scotland: Land & Power. The Agenda for Land Reform in Scotland. In 2010, he wrote The Poor had No Lawyers (Birlinn), an attempt to provide a historical analysis of the land question and to reinvigorate debate around land relations. Andy Wightman is a writer, researcher, analyst, commentator and activist on issues of land, power, governance, democracy and money.

12 December: Graeme MacRae Burnett

Graeme Macrae Burnet was born in Kilmarnock in 1967. He studied English Literature at Glasgow University before spending some years teaching in France, the Czech Republic and Portugal. These days he lives in Glasgow. He has been writing since he was a teenager but has just completed his first book, The Disappearance of Adèle Bedeau, a literary crime novel set in a small town in France. He is currently researching his next novel which revolves around the murder of a village birleyman in nineteenth century Wester Ross.

More information

Books by featured authors will be for sale in John Smiths bookshop.

This series is sponsored by the Ferguson Bequest.