This is the provisional programme (at 14th August) from Sally Evans. A few spots are still available, so if you’d like to request a spot please contact Sally on facebook or by email.
Friday 2 September
6.15-7.15 Early evening: Opening reading
Tracy Patrick, Ian Hunter, Mo Blake, Wullie Pucell, G W Colkitto,
Friday evening: opening party.
Grey Hen Press poets: A C Clarke and others.
Book Launches: Fred Beake, Elizabeth Rimmer.
Poems: Maureen Weldon, Eireann Lorsung
Saturday 3 September
Kirk Hall opposite shop (10am -4pm)
Side tables may be used for displaying your books for sale. There are a lot of new books this year so there may be more competition than usual for sales – but remember, Callander is mainly about networking and enjoying the poetry.
Saturday morning: readings
10.15 – 12 with coffee available
A N Other, Meghan McAvoy, Ruth Aylett, Sheila Wakefield, Kemal Houghton, Joanne McKay, Colin Donati
1-2.00 pm Lunch with Book Launch of Ian Blake’s Remembering Falstaff And Others, published by diehard.
Illustrative material on the Book of Kells (subject of some of the poems) will be on display.
2 – 4pm. Saturday afternoon: readings
Margaret Gillies Brown (Makar for Poetry Scotland)
A Song from Sheena Blackhall
Colin Will, Juliana Geer, Christopher Barnes, Morelle Smith, Judith Taylor, Ross Wilson, Robert Ritchie, Irene Cunninghame
4pm leave Hall
4.45 – 6pm Saturday Early evening readings
in Garden or Shop,
Alison Craig, Charlie Gracie, Rachel Cunniffe, Christine Ford, Nalini Paul
Saturday Evening Party with performances: (in shop)
Book launches: Anne Connolly, Deborah Tyler-Bennett.
Songs and poems: Sheena Blackhall, Kevin Cadwallender
Sunday 4 September
10.30-12.15 Discussion on the Disestablishment in Poetry led by Fred Beake
Afternoon: readings (garden or shop)
2-4 pm Lucinda Carey, Mike Penney, Leela Soma, Eireann Lorsung, A N Other, Magi McGlynn
4.15 pm Depart for Alfresco reading at the Stones Viewpoint on the Dukes Pass, weather permitting. reading 4.45 – 5.30. (One or two poems each depending on number present)
I haven’t missed a single one of these events since they started. They’re always different, always stimulating and welcoming, with poetry that delights and inspires.