South Ayrshire Libraries Readers’ Day


A day for all those who enjoy books and reading

Join us for competitions, cream tea and a nice lunch on Sunday 15 September, from 10.30am-4pm.  Tell us all about your perfect read and discover new authors at our annual Readers’ Day celebrations.

Featuring Special Guests

Moira McPartlin is a Scot with Irish roots.  Although born in the Scottish Borders, she was brought up in a Fife mining village.  She has been writing short stories, articles and poetry for a number of years.  Her debut novel ‘The Incomers‘ was published by Fledgling Press in April 2012.

J.David Simons was born in Glasgow in 1953.  He studied law at Glasgow University.  His novel, ‘The Credit Draper’ was published in May 2008 and was short-listed for The McKitterick Prize.  His latest novel ‘An Exquisite Sense of What is Beautiful‘ was published by Saraband in March 2013.

Michael J Malone was born and brought up in the heart of Burns’ country.  He has published over 200 poems in literary magazines throughout the UK, including New Writing Scotland, Poetry Scotland and Markings.  ‘Blood Tears‘, his debut novel won the Pitlochry Prize.  He has since published a non-fiction work about successful modern day Scots – ‘Carnegie’s Call‘.

Louise Welsh studied history at the University of Glasgow where she gained an honours degree and then opened a second hand bookshop which she ran for several years before becoming a full-time writer.  Louise has written five novel including ‘ The Cutting Room‘ which was nominated for several awards.  She has also written for the stage, most recently Panic Patterns.


10.30am  Registration & Coffee

10.45am  Moira McPartlin

11.30am  J David Simons

12.30pm  Lunch – Competitions

1.15pm  Afternoon registration for half day ticket holders

1.30pm  Michael J Malone

2.30pm  Louise Welsh

3.30pm  Cream Tea & Competitions

4pm  Finish and prizes

Booking Information

To find out more information about this event or for ticket information please contact:

Carnegie Library, 12 Main Street, Ayr KA8 8EB  Telephone 01292 286385

Tickets: £15 full day – £7.50 half day



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