Bards at the Bookshop

Bards at the Bookshop

Wednesday 22 March 7.00 pm

Maggie Wallis and Eilidh Thomas will be reading at the Bookshop

Eilidh writes about small things - nearly forgotten, almost hidden and in the heart – and the lives of women. Born in Rutherglen, she grew up in Ontario, studied in Wales, and now lives in north east Scotland with her husband and collie dog, Smudge. Her poetry has been published over the past few years in print and online. 


Maggie lives in the Highlands and has focused on writing poetry for the last fifteen years. She is interested in how the environment, both natural and contrived, inform us about the essence of being alive. 

She has been published in a variety of journals and has in more recent years produced two pamphlets of her work - Shades of Blue, and To be Seen by a Bird. She has ideas for a third.

This is a free event and refreshments will be served


Wednesday 12 April 7.00 pm



Vicki Husband and Mark Russell will be reading some of their work at the bookshop.




Vicki Husband’s first collection of poetry, This Far Back Everything Shimmers, was published by Vagabond Voices in 2016 and shortlisted for the Saltire Society Best Scottish Poetry Book of 2016. Vicki’s poetry reading highlights include StAnza International Poetry Festival, Lahore Literary Festival and Airdrie Observatory.



Mark Russell’s first full collection was Spearmint & Rescue (Pindrop). His latest is Shopping for Punks (Hesterglock). His chapbooks are (the book of moose) (Kattywompus), ا (the book of seals), and Saturday Morning Pictures (both with Red Ceilings). His poetry has been published in The Rialto, Tears in the Fence, The Interpreter’s House, Bare Fiction and elsewhere., @mark59russell


This is a free event and refreshments will be served


Wednesday 10 May 7.00 pm

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

More info to follow


Wednesday 21 June 7.00 pm

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