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Stovie & Story Night

Margaret Gillies Brown’s annual (and fabulous) stovie night will take place on Tuesday 3rd May at 7.30pm at East Inchmichael farm (go into Cairn o Mhor winery and follow the crowds). This is always a lovely, sociable evening. Poetry reading … Continue reading

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Soutar Birthday Lecture 2016

Stewart Sanderson’s doctoral thesis addresses the role of translation in twentieth century Scottish poetry. As part of his research, he has spent time at the Soutar House in Wilson Street examining the many works by poets of other nationalities in … Continue reading

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Soutar Writing Prize 2016

Short stories this year, judged by Alex Gray. Full details at: William Soutar website and reminder dates on the Diary page. Good luck!

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Perth Burns Club Day of Culture

Each year, the Perth Burns Club stages a Day of Culture on or around St Andrew’s Day. It’s a celebration of things Scottish and encompasses all the arts. The performance standard is very high, so you can look forward to … Continue reading

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Radio 4 Cuts Short Story Broadcasts

The BBC in their infinite wisdom are reducing the number of short stories broadcast on Radio 4 from 3 per week down to 1. You can read Jonathan Pinnock’s blog for more details. Outraged of Perth? What are all the … Continue reading

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Soutar House Update

Drying out works are almost complete and more cosmetic works to replace damaged plaster etc will begin shortly. Good news is that following the very slow drying out process the amount of overall work required has been revised and costs … Continue reading

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Soutar Film

A film about Perth poet William Soutar that has lain unseen in the BBC vaults for 34 years is to receive a screening in Perth. The Garden Beyond, last broadcast in 1977, will be shown in the Soutar Theatre at … Continue reading

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Soutar Prize Winners

Announced at the Writers’ Day on 26th March: 1st Prize am aa din John Brewster 2nd Prize Saddam Hussein’s Overbite Speaks Out Josh Ekroy 3rd Prize (and Local Prize) Joint winners: Scenario Irene Evans What Part of No…? Heather Reid … Continue reading

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Objet d’Soutar

The Learning Curve at the library are selling coasters, mouse mats and prints inscribed with Soutar poems. The background images are photographs taken by some talented pupils at Perth High School. Some more background at: Learning Curve or pop into … Continue reading

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Soutar House Flood Update

Some notes from today’s visit with Ajay and a later conversation with Helen Smout of the library. The house interior is still not the prettiest sight in town, but grounds for optimism I think. Ceiling plaster is down in the … Continue reading

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