Bards at the Bookshop

Bards at the Bookshop



Wednesday 10 May 7.00 pm



George Colkitto and Morelle Smith will be reading some of their work at the bookshop.



George W. Colkitto has been writing poetry and working with poets for a decade now, and has published several poetry books with Read Raw Ltd in his home town Paisley.  The Year of the Loch is his first diehard book, in which he explores and records the varied life of one favourite loch through a calendar year. What with bird life, people life and the varied weather and seasons, the result is a remarkable, insightful, not always comfortable but ultimately peaceful poetic journey.  “A wonderful depiction of a beautiful place, written with care and attention” – Jim Ferguson.



Morelle Smith has published several books of poems, also travel books and other reflective writing. Her poems abound with astonishing pictures from her travels around the world, in this book in Scotland, Wales, Chester, Cumbria and Europe. Her previous books published by diehard are Deepwater Terminal and The Ravens and the Lemon Tree. When not travelling, Morelle lives in a village near Galashiels in the Borders.
James Aitchison wrote of her recent work, “Few poets have the nerve or the imaginative power to write beatific transcendental visionary poetry.” 


This is a free event and refreshments will be served




Wednesday 21 June 7.00 pm

Kate Ashton will be reading alongside musician Bob Pegg


Wednesday 9 August 7.00 pm

Details to follow