Crossing Continents a Readers’ Day at Carnegie Library

Crossing Continents Readers' day at Carnegie Library

A day for all those who enjoy books and reading

Come along and enjoy, book stalls, competitions,
cream teas and a nice lunch on

Sunday 2nd October
from 10.30am-4pm

at Carnegie Library,
12 Main Street, Ayr

Featuring Special Guests

Andrea McNicoll’s novel“Moonshine in the Morning” is based on ten years of living in rural Thailand where she and her husband ran a restaurant on a village Main Street.  The book presents an unforgettable cast of strong minded women and their wayward husbands clinging to village life in Thailand before the relentless advance of modernity.

Aline Dobbie is an author who specialises in India, the land of her birth.  She has written a trilogy which is part travelogue but with great insight into the people and culture of India.  Aline is a speaker of Hindi and this along with her heritage affords her a rare level of insight into this fascinating and complex country.

Alan Riach is a poet and professor of Scottish Literature at Glasgow University.  As well as publishing five collections of his own poetry, Alan has  contributed to many poetry anthologies.  In his most recent collection  ‘Homecoming’, Alan guides readers around the globe before returning home to Scotland in the final section.

Kei Miller is a Jamaican born poet, novelist, anthologist and occasional journalist.  Kei currently teaches Creative Writing at the University of Glasgow.  He has had a wide range of short fiction and poetry published including “A Light Song of Light”.  His debut novel “The Same Earth” was published in 2008 followed by “The Last Warner Woman” in 2010.

Programme

10:30am    Registration & Coffee

10:45am    Andrea McNicholl

11:30am    Aline Dobbie

12:30pm    Lunch –  Competitions

1:15pm      Afternoon registration for half day ticket holders

1:30pm      Alan Riach  –  Desert Island Poems

2:30pm      Kei Miller

3:30pm      Cream Tea & Competitions

4:00pm      Finish & Prizes

Cost
A full day ticket (including lunch and a cream tea) £12
A morning ticket £5
An afternoon ticket (including cream tea) £7

For more information on this event please contact Aileen Cowan or Samantha Kaminski on (01292) 286385

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