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Shoestring Press Launch: Diana Hendry and Hamish Whyte

Join Diana Hendry and Hamish Whyte as they launch their new books

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02.05.2024
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6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Free Admission
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02.05.24. 6.30–8pm. Free, Book via Eventbrite

Diana Hendry will read from her new collection A Dangerous Job & Other Essays and Hamish Whyte from A Spell of Watching: New & Selected Poems, both of which are new titles published by Shoestring Press.

Diana Hendry grew up by the sea on the Wirral Peninsula. After a number of years in Bristol she moved to Edinburgh in 1999. She’s published six full collections of poems and umpteen books for children.  

Sharp, funny, independent-minded, these essays and reminiscences are a pleasure to read. Whatever the topic – insomnia, journalism, working with cancer patients, interviewing the great and the good (Bertrand Russell and L S Lowry among them) Diana Hendry offers an original perspective.
Blake Morrison
 

Hamish Whyte was born in 1947 near Glasgow where he lived before moving to Edinburgh in 2004. He has published several collections of poems, edited many anthologies and runs the award-winning Mariscat Press. 

 He evokes the whateverness of things with a deft sense of period and lovely character touch. Time and again an apposite image or aperçu pins down a  poem with economy and poise.’ Stewart Conn 

The evening will be supported by music from The Self Righteous Brothers 

 

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