Readers’ Day at Carnegie Library

Readers' Day at Carnegie Library

Featuring Special Guests

Catherine Czerkawaska is an award winning Ayrshire based author of historical and contemporary novels, poetry, short stories and many plays for the stage and for BBC Radio 4.  When not writing, she also finds time to collect and deal in antique and vintage textiles.  Her short story collections ‘Stained Glass’ and ‘A Quiet Afternoon in the Museum of Torture’ are available through Amazon Kindle, as are her novels ‘The Curiosity Cabinet’, ‘Bird of Passage’, and her most recent work ‘The Amber Heart’ the first in a trilogy loosely based on her polish heritage.

Ross MacKenzie a local author who has recently won the Scottish Children’s Book Award with his first book, the fantasy adventure ‘Zac and the Dream Pirates’. Ross grew up in Renfrew and knew from a young age that he wanted to be a writer.  In fact, he completed his first illustrated book, about a crocodile called ‘Crunchy Colin’ in a smuggled school jotter when he was seven. Ross studied graphic design at college, and after graduating, went on to become a page designer at the Daily Record.

Anne Scott lectures in literature and has also been a BBC Scotland broadcaster.  Anne has never housed her books in order of theme or author yet she knows where each of them is and the kind of life it has led.  Some have been gifts but most have been chosen in bookshops unique in their style and possibilities.  Anne’s book is a journey through life in books and bookshops.

Sheila Templeton is a widely published and award winning poet and a member of the Makar poets. One of her many achievements was Poet in Residence at the Harbour Art Centre, Irvine from 2007 to 2010.  She writes about the experience of being a woman, relationships, growing older, and a sense of place.  Sheila’s latest poetry collection is ‘Digging for Light’.


Sunday 7 October 2012, 10.30am – 4pm

10:30am Registration & Coffee

10:45am Catherine Czerkawska

11:30am Ross MacKenzie

12:30pm  Lunch –  Competitions

1:15pm Afternoon registration for half day ticket holders

1:30pm Anne Scott

2:30pm Sheila Templeton

3:30pm Cream Tea & Competitions

4:00pm Finish & Prizes

Full day ticket (including lunch & cream tea) £12
Morning ticket £5
Afternoon ticket (including cream tea) £7

Booking Forms are available from Carnegie Library, 12 Main Street, Ayr.

For more information please telephone 01292 286385.


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2 Responses to “Readers’ Day at Carnegie Library”

  1. Greta Yorke Says:

    Would you please reserve me an afternoon ticket for the Readers’ Day? I will call in to collect over the weekend. Regards, Greta Yorke

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