I'll be performing alongside Janet Paisley, Paul Cowan, Karyn Dougan and Bethany Ruth Anderson at this event in Falkirk's beautiful Callendar House, to celebrate the Alight Here anthology. It's part of the Edinburgh International Book Festival and will be followed by Alan Bissett's excellent show What the Falkirk?, which features musical accompaniment from Adam Stafford. Should... Continue Reading →
Unprecedented, my story about dentists, GUM clinics and a great big broken heart, features in issue 2 of Freak Circus. Available here. Non-freaks are welcome to buy too :).
I'll be performing at The Woodside Hotel in Aberdour on Tuesday 19th January as part of the regular Fife Writes events run by David McDonald, Lilian Kennedy Brzoska and George Sinclair. These are relaxed, fun events run by people who clearly care about the arts in their community. The night will be loosely Burns themed. ... Continue Reading →
My story, ‘Protect Yersel wi Fire’ features in PUSH 19 and includes an illustration by Alloa-based artist Karen Strang. Not only am I pleased to have a collaborative project published in a mag that’s becoming increasingly popular, I’m delighted that PUSH has taken a story written in Falkirk Scots, given that its audience (in the main) is... Continue Reading →
In November, I was longlisted in The Poised Pen’s ‘Another Place’ flash fiction competition. The results were announced on Dec 4th at The Fly in the Loaf in Liverpool There was no prize for my flash fiction entry, An Often Inconvenient Compulsion, but given there were 174 entries, it was nice to get that far... Continue Reading →
I've got a couple of gigs coming up in the next wee while. On the afternoon of Saturday 10th October I'll be performing in the old HMV plot in the Howgate Centre in Falkirk as part of the launch of local musician Will Treeby's album, Hollow Cradle. The launch features a fine line-up of Falkirk talent,... Continue Reading →
The Barony in Bo’ness is a brilliant wee theatre run by locals who care about the arts in their local community. Wendy Turner and Sandy Queenan have been very good to me over the years. In 2012, they allowed me to put on a spoken word night to promote my self-published book, Killing a Spider.... Continue Reading →
The second PUSH anthology, which includes my story ‘Nose Art’, will be launched this Thursday 13th August from 6.30pm at Word Power Books in Edinburgh (43-45 West Nicolson Street). This is the second anthology within a year, released on East London Press, and contains new material from Human Punk and The Football Factory author, John King.... Continue Reading →