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Higher Still for High Hill

Things get better for Helen Lawrenson’s pamphlet, first previewed in our blog back in July 2011, and which has now been shortlisted for the prestigious Callum Macdonald Memorial Award 2012. A full launch of the pamphlet is being held on … Continue reading

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In a Sma Room

The premiere of In a Sma Room will be held at Perth Concert Hall on Saturday, May 12th, at 7pm. Tickets are £10 (£8 concessions) with proceeds going to CHAS at Kinross. Other tour dates include St Andrews (Byre Theatre) … Continue reading

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Sculpture Stroll with David Annand

Everyone knows the Ring sculpture on the High Street, Perth’s best-loved piece of public art. But have you ever wondered what it means? The Ring was inspired by William Soutar’s famous poem Nae Day Sae Dark, but just how does … Continue reading

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Vox Populi On Heartlandfm

Giles Conisbee writes to invite contributions from his fellow writers: I’m keen to record Soutar House writers reading their own original material, for broadcast on Heartlandfm. (Heartlandfm has just taken over the licence for Perth Fm, as well as broadcasting … Continue reading

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Kenneth Wins Book Trust Award

Congratulations to Kenneth Stephen who has won a Scottish Book Trust New Writer Award for 2010-11. Here’s a link to a Herald article profiling Kenneth and his co-winners.

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William Soutar Prize 2012

The 2012 Soutar Prize was launched on 17th March at the North Inch Community Campus. This year’s competition is short-story based, max. 2,000 words, in English or Scots, and will be judged by Billy Kay. Prizes include an Arvon Writing … Continue reading

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Perth Street by Street

Soutar writer Paul Philippou and photographer Roben Antoniewicz have combined to launch a new book which takes the reader on a historical and geographical tour of Perth streets. 350 miles of pavement pounding, extensive local library research and composed shutter-clicking … Continue reading

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Maurice Caught Short

Maurice Gartshore’s short Mother Icarus has been shorted in the Scott Prize run by Salt Publishing. He’s the only Scot left in the Scott, so congratulations and good luck in the final leg!

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Dodgy Pen Pals Dot Com

Wendy’s story Dodgy Pen Pals Dot Com appears on Dogcast 3 and is read by Muzzle herself.

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Woodland Creative Writing Workshops

Linda Cracknell is holding three creative writing workshops during October on Big Tree Country sites: Kinnoull Hill – Saturday 1 October Birks of Aberfeldy – Saturday 8 October MacRosty Park, Crieff – Saturday 15 October If you would like to … Continue reading

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