Eunice Buchanan Reading: As Far As I Can See
Euice Buchanan Reading: As Far As I Can See
Room 101, Dept of Scottish Literature, 7 University Gardens, Glasgow, 5pm
EUNICE BUCHANAN was born and brought up on the east coast of Scotland in Arbroath, at that time a small town busy with iron foundry, engineering works, the last remnants of the textile industry and a harbour full of fishing boats. After gaining an MA at Edinburgh University, and a Teaching Certificate at Moray House, she taught in primary and secondary schools in Scotland and England until retiring in 1991. In the following years she had occasional stories and poems published in magazines, before enrolling on the MPhil course in Creative Writing at Glasgow University in 2003. She went on to complete a PhD in 2009. The quality of her work has been widely recognised, not least through the award of various prizes, including the McCash Prize for poetry in Scots.
About As Far As I Can See:
‘An always intelligent and very Scottish sceptical curiosity is wed to an obstinate love of language and the world it describes in this late flowering of work from Eunice Buchanan. The rich Angus Scots of her mother, and her mother's, tongue accompanies a lucid crisp English shot through betimes with a playful MacCaig-like irony. This is the work of a woman who has something to report from, and to ask of, her time in the world; and she has done both with wonderful skill.’
— TOM LEONARD
AS FAR AS I CAN SEE can be ordered through most bookshops, or through www.kettillonia.co.uk where full details of how to order/pay can be found.
Eunice Buchanan is reading from her work at the following events. All welcome:
Tuesday 20th November, Arbroath Library, Hill Terrace, Arbroath at 2pm
Thursday 22nd November, Waterstones, Commercial Street, Dundee at 6.30pm (reading with James Robertson)
Monday 26th November, Blackwells, South Bridge, Edinburgh at 6.30pm (reading with James Robertson)
First published: 6 November 2012