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UHI Literature Society Dundee Literary Festival Trip

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After last semesters trip to the Aye Write festival in March, the UHI Literature Society is planning a trip to the Dundee Literary Festival on the 20th and 21st October, the weekend after the reading week. We hope you guys like the selection. If you want to go, please choose the ticket option that is appropriate to you (please read about the payment options below). The deadline for buying tickets will be 29th September. We will be sending a finalised itinerary to those who have bought tickets on the 30th. If you have any questions, send an email to 13001532@uhi.ac.uk.


Baking With Kafka by Tom Gauld, 20th October, Bonar Hall, 18:00

Noted as a ‘book-lover’s cartoonist’,Tom Gauld’s weekly strips in The Guardian stitch together the worlds of literary criticism and pop culture to create brilliantly executed, concise comics. Silly and serious, from sarcastic panels about the health hazards of being a best-selling writer to a list of magical items for fantasy writers (such as the Amulet of Attraction, which summons mainstream acceptance, Hollywood money and fresh coffee), Gauld’s cartoons are timely and droll - his impeccable timing and distinctive visual style sets him apart from the rest.


Today the New Scientist and New York Times cartoonist talks to his publisher Francis Bickmore of Canongate Books about Baking With Kafka, his new collection of witty, sly, ridiculous comics.


First Writes: Gillian Best, Ever Dundas & Helen McClory, 21st October, Bonar Hall, 10:00

In Flesh of the Peach, Scottish First Book of the Year winner Helen McClory paints a beautiful and painful portrait of a woman’s unravelling, combining exquisite, and at times experimental, prose with a powerful understanding of the effects of unresolved loss. The Last Wave by Gillian Best is a wholly authentic, tragicomic portrait of family life as it is buffeted by sickness, intolerance, anger, failure and regret, soaked in empathy and salt water. Ian McEwan’s Atonement meets Guillermo del Toro’s Pan’s Labyrinth in Ever Dundas’s extraordinary debut Goblin, an utterly beguiling historical tale with an unforgettable female protagonist at its centre. Join us for readings and chat from these three fantastic new voices.

Talk: Literature In Britain Today, 21st October, Bonar Hall, 13:30

What do people in Britain consider literature to be? In what ways does literature matter to them? And what might encourage them to read more? The Royal Society of Literature commissioned an Ipsos MORI poll to gauge public opinion on literature, trusting the public, here represented by nearly 2,000 people, to define on their own terms what literature is for them – without being given prescriptive guidance on merit. The results are heartening and the findings make for fascinating reading.Today Tim Robertson, Director of the Royal Society of Literature, tells us more.

In Conversation: Graeme Macrae Burnet, 21st October, Bonar Hall, 14:45

Graeme Macrae Burnet is one of Scotland’s brightest literary talents, and winner in the Author of the Year category for the 2017 Sunday Herald Culture Awards (aka Scotland’s Oscars). Lauded by critics and loved by readers, his second novel, His Bloody Project, was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize. In this huge Dundee Literary Festival treat, we hear for the first time from Graeme’s hotly anticipated third novel, The Accident on the A35. In this darkly humorous and sophisticated literary mystery, diffident Inspector Georges Gorski is investigating a seemingly unremarkable fatal car crash – but where has the victim, an outwardly austere lawyer, been on the night of his death? Graeme compares notes with fellow writer, Louise Welsh.


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There are two Payment Options available. You can pay by cash or by card.

If you want to pay in cash, register for the (cash) ticket of choice and pay Ross Munro by 29th September 2017. He will be available at Inverness College UHI from Monday-Friday.

If you want to pay by card, register for the regular ticket of choice and pay through Eventbrite at the time of booking.

Once purchased, the tickets are non-refundable

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