The programme for this year’s Linlithgow Book Festival is now on the festival’s website. As you’ll see, there’s a distinctly criminal tone to the proceedings this time, but we’re also welcoming — among others — that Scottish magus the great Alasdair Gray along with his biographer, the novelist Rodge Glass.
I’ll be running a poetry workshop again. Thus far, my intention is that it will focus on what I’m calling encounter poems. It seems quite a rich seam to mine, but I’ve yet to do any proper thinking about it.
LBF also has a new Facebook page, to replace the group. The page allows us to do things we couldn’t with the group, so the latter will no longer be updated. Do sign up to it if you’re a denizen of that odd world of virtual friendship and likeablity.