SEALL Live Literature: Maggie Craig and Barbara Henderson | 17 August

Date/Time
Saturday 17 August 2019
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Skye Festival Live Literature weekend

The Cafeteria in An Crùbh is open all afternoon should you wish to order tea and home baking.

2pm – 3pm Maggie Craig – Interesting Times: The Men and Women of the ’45

The defeat of the Jacobite Rebellion of 1745 was a turning point in British History that ended a dynasty and almost eradicated the Highland clan society.

Maggie Craig is the acclaimed Scottish writer of Damn’ Rebel Bitches: The Women of the ’45, its companion volume Bare-arsed Banditti: The Men of the ’45 and When the Clyde Ran Red: A Social History of Red Clydeside. She is also the author of six family saga novels set in her native Glasgow and Clydebank and (so far) two historical novels set in Edinburgh. She is a frequent and popular speaker around Scotland’s libraries and book festivals.

She has also steered a super tanker down the west coast of Africa. 

“When it comes to romance, intrigue and Jacobites, none can do it better than Maggie Craig.” Book Week Scotland


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3.15pm – 4.15pm Barbara Henderson – Going Down in History: Writing workshop

Historical novelist Barbara Henderson will lead a workshop on capturing time and place in your writing.

With children’s novels about the Highland Clearances, Victorian Scotland and a forthcoming novella about 18th Century smuggling to her name, Barbara knows the challenges of capturing the past without alienating a modern reader.

In this workshop, writers will explore genres and experiment with different approaches, generating several brief pieces which can then be developed further in the participant’s own time.

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At 4.30pm, there will be a  Q&A Session with both authors.

ATTEND THE TALK AND WORKSHOP AND SAVE £5

BOOK FOR BOTH EVENTS HERE AND GET £5 OFF THE TOTAL PRICE OF YOUR TICKETS:

Adults £15, Members and Students £13, Young People £5, Seasons £5.


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An Crùbh, Duisdale

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