I said I’d announce my 2009 programme in December, so here goes:
The first two titles are
- Glass Slippers, poems by Irene Brown
- A Hesitant Opening of Parasols, poems by Lillias Scott Forbes (who will be 90 this month)
Both of these are due in February, and they’re at an advanced stage of editing.
Next will come new poetry collections by Mary Johnston and Jane Wilde.
Dave Purdie’s translation of The Godothin* into Scots is already well known to his friends, and I’m delighted to announce that he’s next, together with poetry by Hilary Graham, a friend from Greenlaw.
The final pairing of the year is a collection of humorous verse from Gerry Urwin, and a collection of short stories by Jill Madden, a Dunbar writer who won the Tyne & Esk Writers Writer of the Year competition this year.
That’s the plan at least. I’ve not put dates in for the later ones, but I’ll announce that later.
*I’ll blog about the Godothin later, but they were the tribe which occupied the Lothians and Northumberland in the late Iron Age, and during the Roman occupation of what’s now southern Scotland (but wasn’t then). Their fortresses included Din Eydin (Edinburgh) Din Pender (Traprain Law) and Din Baer (Dunbar). The Latin form of their name is Votadini. Their language was Brythonic, related to the Welsh language.