A celebration of writing and storytelling about history in Assynt will be held on Saturday 23 March 2019.
This day will be a sequence of free events, open to all, to give local people a chance to hear writers who look back into our past and bring it to life in words. The morning is dedicated to poetry, with poems about Assynt from a new collection from John Bolland and an opportunity for local poets to read. In the afternoon we’ll have non-fiction, with talks from two erudite speakers – Howie Firth about the Iron Age and Iain MacInnes about the Scottish Wars of Independence. The evening will showcase three fiction writers, with the launch of The Amber Seeker, the second volume of local author Mandy Haggith’s historical trilogy inspired by Clachtoll broch, plus stories from Easter Ross-based prize-winning historical crime novelist Clio Gray and Stornowegian mariner poet, novelist and storyteller Ian Stephen.
Poetry: 10.30 am – 12.00, Achmelvich Youth Hostel
Non-fiction: 2.00 pm – 4.30 pm, Stoer Village Hall (followed by a Walk to Clachtoll Broch)
Fiction: 7.30 pm – 10 pm, Lochinver Community Room
(but please bring cash for books or donations)
For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 07734 235704