South Ayrshire Libraries Readers’ Day 2014

Readers' Day

A day for all those who enjoy reading

Join us for competitions, cream tea and a nice lunch on Sunday 28th September, from 10.30am-4pm.  Tell us all about your perfect read and discover new authors at our annual Readers’ Day celebrations.


Featuring guest speakers

Catherine Czerkawska joins us again to share her new book The Physic Garden.  Catherine is an Ayrshire based author of historical and contemporary novels, poetry, short stories and stage plays.

I try to write the kind of books I love to read.  I hope you enjoy reading them too.  Catherine Czerkawska

Alex McCall is a twenty year old, newly published author.  Attack of the Giant Robot Chickens is his first novel published.  It was the winner of the 2013 Kelpies Prize, which is part of the Edinburgh Festival.  Alex has had both poetry and short stories published in competition anthologies.  He is currently studying on the Screenwriting and Filmmaking course in Ayr, at the University of the West of Scotland.  Since being published he has done talks in several schools and appeared at the Glasgow Wee Write! festival at the Mitchell Library.

Michael J Malone is another returning guest.  He 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.  At this event Michael will talk about his latest book The Gullotine Choice which is based on a true story.

Uuganaa Ramsay was born in Mongolia and grew up in a yurt, living a nomadic life eating marmot meat and distilling vodka from yoghurt.  After winning a place on a teacher-training course she came to the UK, and now lives in Scotland. Her first book Mongol won the Janetta Bowie Chalice Non-Fiction Book Award from the Scottish Association of Writers.


10:30am Registration & Coffee

10:45am Catherine Czerkawska

11:30am Alex McCall

12:30pm  Lunch – Competitions

1:15pm Afternoon registration for half day ticket holders

1:30pm Michael J. Malone

2:30pm Uuganaa Ramsay

3:30pm Cream Tea & Competitions

4:00pm Finish & Prizes

Booking Information


£15 full day (includes cream tea and lunch)
£7.50 half day
 (includes cream tea with afternoon ticket)

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

This event is part of Septembayr celebrations.  Visit for the full programme of events.

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