Acclaimed author, Isla Dewar at The Canmore, Dunfermline, 10 September

Isla Dewar on ‘Wimmen’ at The Canmore, Dunfermline, Sunday 10 September The acclaimed fiction writer, Isla Dewar, author of: Women Talking Dirty, which was made into a feature film starring Helena Bonham Carter; Getting out of the House; and The Woman who painted her Dreams will be at The Canmore on Sunday 10 September at 1pm. “I’ll be chatting about the subject of impossible, bossy or just difficult but also

‘Comic Genius’, Angela Jackson brings Edinburgh Fringe Show to Dunfermline Outwith Festival

Angela Jackson, The Canmore, Dunfermline, Sunday 10 September Fresh from her acclaimed run at the Edinburgh Fringe, award-winning author Angela Jackson, who critics describe as ‘a tour de force’, ‘comic genius’, and ‘Alan Bennett in his female form’, will be performing The Darling Monologues at Dunfermline’s Outwith Festival. The Darling Monologues introduces you to three characters, Lily, Sadie and Ruby, who share their secrets of relationships, sex, birth, infidelity, and

Philip Pullman discussion event in Dunfermline

Philip Pullman discussion event, Saturday 9 September, 2-3pm, Waterstones, Dunfermline – free event Waterstones, Dunfermline is hosting a Philip Pullman book group in early September as part of an exciting new arts festival.  The discussion will focus on Northern Lights, the first volume in ‘His Dark Materials’ series, which was made into a film called The Golden Compass, starring Nicole Kidman and Daniel Craig. The official book store for the Festival is

Funny and from Falkirk: Alan Bissett at The Canmore, Dunfermline

Don’t mention the F-word … yes, he’s from Falkirk but the writer and performer, Alan Bissett, is very funny and is coming to The Canmore, Dunfermline on Saturday 9 September.  If you need a reason to come to his event,  check out the video (below) where he tells us why he’s a writer – it’s cut with a wry tour of the writer’s residence – his very unremarkable flat.  Currently

Outwith Festival: Tycoon and the Bard book launch

On Friday 8 September John Cairney launches his latest book The Tycoon and the Bard at the Andrew Carnegie Birthplace Museum.  The well known Scots actor will read passages from the book and discuss with Carnegie International Fellow Angus Hogg how the world’s richest man Andrew Carnegie was inspired by Scotland’s greatest poet Robert Burns. The event, which starts at 6pm, will conclude with a glass of wine, a meet

Outwith Festival – new arts event for Dunfermline!

Four days, eleven venues and over fifty talented performers including acclaimed artists, writers, comedians and musicians: Avocado Sweet, along with Dunfermline Delivers, Fire Station Creative and Caroline Copeland, are very proud to be one of the founding partners of an exciting new cultural event coming to Dunfermline in September.  Outwith Festival will include a major new art work, a book launch, readings by authors and playwrights, cutting edge comedy and improvised theatre.

Dunfermline must be the place as Maggie O’Farrell comes to town

Great to see an author of the standing of Maggie O’Farrell in Dunfermline last Friday (3 June) to talk about her new book This Must be the Place. Northern Ireland born O’Farrell was charming and thoughtful as she addressed a packed upstairs room at The Bruery. Among the many interesting things she shared were that she stammered badly when she was younger, is an avid reader with Jane Eyre being

From Hill to Sea: Fife-based psychogeography collection has much to tell…

Did you know that Dunfermline is mentioned in Moby Dick, the town’s monks used to eat porpoise rolled into spiced balls and the King was partial to a bit of whale tongue? You do if you’ve read From Hill to Sea – Dispatches from the Fife Psychogeographical Collective. Recently published by Bread and Circuses, this is Limekilns psychogeographer Murdo Eason’s first book and it has rapidly gained an enthusiastic international

Adventures in Being Human: bestselling author appearing at Oakley Library

Bit of a coup for Oakley Library tomorrow, 17 March, when it hosts a talk by award winning, bestselling author Gavin Francis. Francis will be discussing his hugely successful Adventures in Human Being, recent winner of the Saltire Society Awards Non-Fiction Book of the year 2015 and described by Hilary Mantel as ‘A sober and beautiful book about the landscapes of the human body: thought-provoking and eloquent.’ A Sunday Times Bestseller, the

From ducks to peacocks: new Dunfermline book inspired by Boston trip

Dunfermline author Caroline Copeland was much struck on a trip to America by the way a children’s book about the ducks in Boston Public Gardens is used to promote the city. Make Way for Ducklings is available at every bookshop and tourist attraction in the area and its characters have been immortalised in bronze (below). Caroline thought how much more beautiful Dunfermline’s famous peacocks and Glen were than their Boston counterparts