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Jim’s Guitar Fund

We did it!!!! Thanks to all who gave a gift, my lovely brother Jim is so lucky in his friends and family. He is going out to buy his guitar and has promised to post a photo of it on … Continue reading

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5 Hour Fundraiser

Originally posted on tell it slant :
Sunday 22nd February, 12 noon- 5pm An open-mic afternoon hosted by St Mungo’s Mirrorball and Tell It Slant in aid of the refurbishment of The Scottish Poetry Library. Come and read your favourite poem…

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Wool, words, feathers, fathers.

A lovely last night at tell it slant, our old poetry bookshop in The Project Cafe, now admirably run by Kathrine Sowerby, launching another Clydebuilt poet on his way with a first collection before I launch myself South and East across this … Continue reading

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“I hear those voices that will not be drowned” – Aldeburgh Poetry Festival.

Oh the dread and joy of getting what you wish for! When I saw through StAnza‘s blog that the Poetry Trust, which runs the Aldeburgh Poetry Festival, was looking for a new Director, my whole self rushed towards it like … Continue reading

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Tell all the truth but…

A lovely launch of the bookshop, champagne and all, though we chose to drink it rather than smash it over the shelves… and a star reading from Glasgow Poet Laureate Jim Carruth, moving and emotional work from Hazel Frew and a great … Continue reading

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We are moving towards incarnation four of Tell It Slant – a chosen one this time, as we are welcoming a new Manager, poet and publisher Kathrine Sowerby (above), to the helm. So it seems suitable to relaunch the bookshop under its … Continue reading

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Wish tree ticket…

Let me be clear – I am generally against borders. So it would take a lot for me to vote in another one. I have friends and family across all the British Isles and Ireland, but then I have connections … Continue reading

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