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Celebrating Scotland's Stories

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Blackwell's Bookshop Edinburgh

53 - 62 South Bridge

Edinburgh

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Join our performers as they share their favourite Scottish stories in song or verse

Edinburgh-based a cappella trio Simmerdim will perform well-known folk tunes (and some original material) in beautiful harmony.

James Spence is a professional storyteller and poet, retelling local stories and folktales to schools, libraries, carehomes, and at festivals across Scotland. Originally from Edinburgh, he grew up in Jedburgh, and many of the stories he heard growing up are collected in his book Scottish Border Folk Tales.

Poet Angela McSeveney was born in Edinburgh and brought up in Ross-shire, Livingston and the Scottish Borders, where she attended Galashiels Academy for six years. She moved to Edinburgh to study in 1982 and has lived there ever since. While at university she was given advice and encouragement by the Writers in Residence Ron Butlin and Liz Lochhead. Polygon published Coming Out With It in 1992 ; Imprint was published in 2002 by Edinburgh Review, and Mariscat Press have produced two pamphlets: Slaughtering Beetroot in 2008 and Still Bristling in 2012.

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