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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
Andy Jackson launched ‘Split Screen’ at StAnza at the weekend, an anthology of poems inspired by popular culture of the sixties and seventies. It was a great launch and I can thoroughly recommend the book (available from Amazon etc. or … Continue reading
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
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.
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
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
http://www.doghornpublishing.com/dogcast_central/dogcast_central.html As it says on the Dog Horn Publishing site, “LISTEN UP! Welcome to the new broadcasting arm of Dog Horn Publishing: Dogcast Central. The new channel for dogged readers of dog-eared books, full of spunk and junk and plenty … Continue reading
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!
Wendy’s story Dodgy Pen Pals Dot Com appears on Dogcast 3 and is read by Muzzle herself.