Kick off your Tidelines weekend with this very special event of two halves. Award-winning crime writer and lifelong Kilmarnock FC supporter Liam McIlvanney interviews ex-footballer, manager and thinking person’s pundit Pat Nevin about his new book, ‘Football And How To Survive It.’
Join writer, filmmaker and poet Sarah Grant as she takes us on a pop culture voyage from Bridgerton to Bridget Jones’s Diary, Pride and Prejudice to The Vicar of Dibley. Complete with live music from Nyla Ahmad, this event will be fun, feminist, and fearless – and the perfect way to spend your Friday night!
Critically acclaimed writer Catherine Czerkawska returns to Tidelines to discuss her latest non-fiction work ‘The Last Lancer’. Exploring her own family history, the book tells an intimate story of a Polish family torn apart by war, and of survival against the odds. Saltire Award-winner Eleanor Thom will discuss ‘Connective Tissue’, a novel based on the life of her grandmother, Dora, who escaped the horrors of the Holocaust.
Whether we write for our own pleasure or with the aim of publication, putting pen to paper can be a wonderful way to make sense and meaning of both the difficult times and the joy in our lives. This event will give you plenty of ideas and tips for how writing can provide a positive outlet for life’s challenges.
Join us for an illustrated talk from poet, writer, editor and Professor of Scottish Literature at University of Glasgow, Alan Riach. With its unique blend of poetry, art, biography and national history, ‘The McDiarmid Memorandum’ maps a nation where nature is interwoven with and inseparable from our political history.